Prospective and Current BCP Students

About our Program

The Biotechnology Certificate Program (BCP) is a competitive, limited enrollment program emphasizing close supervision and instruction in current theoretical and practical training in molecular life sciences. It was established in 1986 to meet the personnel requirements of the rapidly expanding Bay Area biotechnology industry. 

Each course within this program is fifteen weeks in length, and most courses have a minimum of 90 hours of hands-on training. The current curriculum was designed after extensive consultation with representatives from academic and commercial laboratories in biotechnology.

Students interested in careers biotechnology but do not want to commit to a three-year MS program should consider the Biotechnology Certificate Program in Biological Science. 

Keep in mind, financial aid is only available for students enrolled in degree-granting programs. The BCP is NOT a degree-granting program. Thus, financial aid is only be a possibility for students that are accepted into the MS or MS+BCP (the combined program). Click here more information about tuition and financial aid.

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