Certificate in Biomanufacturing

by Citrus Community College
Biomanufacturing is a diverse industry merging large-scale manufacturing practices with biotechnology applications. Companies in this growing sector manufacture a variety of products, such as therapeutics, clinical diagnostic tests, food and beverages, dietary supplements, and biofuels. The Biomanufacturing Certificate of Achievement at Citrus College prepares students for in-demand entry-level positions in the local biomanufacturing industry. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to seek employment as biological technicians, manufacturing production technicians, quality control technicians, and environmental monitoring technicians. Students gain conceptual knowledge of biotechnology and its regulation, as well as extensive hands-on laboratory experience with industry-standard tools and equipment. The program also emphasizes workforce readiness, including resume writing and job interview skills. Students completing the Biomanufacturing Certificate of Achievement will: 1. Calibrate and safely operate standard equipment and instrumentation utilized in the biomanufacturing industry. 2. Document laboratory activities, experimental data, and manufacturing procedures following Good Documentation Practices (GDP) used in the biomanufacturing industry. 3. Explain the significance of and demonstrate proficiency in aseptic technique for maintaining product integrity in a biomanufacturing setting. 4. Prepare a variety of chemical solutions necessary for the biomanufacturing process and quality testing. 5. Prepare for a job interview and generate a resume appropriate for entry-level positions in the biomanufacturing industry. 6. Describe the principles of Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and perform tasks in accordance with these standards and established safety procedures.
About Citrus Community College
Citrus College provides innovative educational opportunities and student support services that lead to the successful completion of degrees, transfer, career/technical education and basic skills proficiency. The college fosters personal and professional success through the development of critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and cultural awareness in a safe, accessible and affordable learning community. In meeting the needs of our demographically diverse student population, we embrace equity and accountability through measurable learning outcomes, ethical data-driven decisions and student achievement.