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Biotechnology

Prepare to launch a successful career in the biotechnology field with industry-leading training at none other than San Jacinto College. As the lone provider of NIBRT-licensed training in the southern United States, we are here to provide new biomanufacturing professionals with the skills needed for a seamless transition to the workforce.

Hassle-free Training

Take the stress out of training and allow your new employees the opportunity to earn onboarding certificates with San Jacinto College's experienced professors. See our training offerings below.

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Short Courses

Trainees will complete courses fit with essential industry knowledge and skills of the biomanufacturing field, with the chance to receive customized instruction that meets our partners' training needs.

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Hybrid-Approach

Time is valuable, and with our hybrid-approach to learning, we're able to maximize your employees' time spent between theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience. Content can be delivered through a combination of web-based and classroom training modules. These courses combine work in the Blackboard learning management system with classroom time. On-campus classroom time is required. 
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Exposure to Industry Practices

With San Jac's training certificates, our training offerings will encompass all aspects of biomanufacturing, specialized instrumentation and equipment training, and advanced techniques. 
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Your Exclusive Training Provider

Offering globally trusted NIBRT-licensed training

San Jacinto College has partnered with the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), making San Jac the exclusive provider of NIBRT-licensed training in the southern part of the United States. The training program offers regional biomanufacturing training for trainees quickly, safely, and for a lower cost. 

San Jac is a key member of the NIBRT Global Partner Programme, including partners across four continents. The program supports an international alliance of leading training and education organizations to help address the global shortage of a skilled biopharma workforce. Through NIBRT's program, qualified organizations are enabled to license NIBRT’s expertise, curriculum and intellectual property to provide biomanufacturing training and education capability in their region.

Take Your Pick

The Biomanufacturing Training Program's Spring 2024 Short Courses range from 1-day to 1-week long. Send your trainees over to San Jac's South Campus to sharpen up their skills. Prices include course materials, refreshments and lunch.

Cost: $750 for up to 10 trainees

Theory-based, 1-day course offered both online and face-to-face 

  • Introduction to biopharmaceuticals and bioprocessing
  • Overview of upstream processing
  • Introduction to downstream processing
  • Introduction to fill finish or facility design or introduction to cell/gene therapy
  • Interactive tour of NIBRT facility and/or the San Jac Center for Biotechnology
    • Contamination control, regulatory overview, or cleanroom disciplines and owning

Cost: $750 for up to 10 trainees

Theory-based, 1-day offered both online and face-to-face

  • Introduction to biopharmaceutical processing
  • Cleanroom classification, design and control
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Contamination control or regulatory overview or cleanroom disciplines and owning
  • Interactive tour of NIBRT facility and/or the San Jac Center for Biotechnology

Cost: $2,000 for up to 5 trainees; $200 for each additional trainee per day

Theory-based and hands-on training, 2-day

  • Aseptic processing (theory)
  • Cleanroom design classification and contamination control (theory)
  • Environmental monitoring (theory)
  • Sterilization and decontamination (theory)
  • Grade-B and Grade-D gowning (hands-on training)
  • Introduction to BSC (hands-on training)
  • Working in the BSC (hands-on training)
  • BSC cleaning maintenance (hands-on training)

Cost: $5,000 for up to 5 trainees; $200 for each additional trainee per day

Theory-based and hands-on training, 3-day

  • Introduction to GMP and GDP (theory)
  • Aseptic work and bioburden control (theory)
  • Basic data analysis and analytical calculations (theory)
  • Language of SOP/ batch record/work instruction (theory/ hands-on training)
  • Material and personnel flow in the manufacturing area (hands-on training)
  • How to use and calibrate a pH meter (hands-on training)
  • How to use and calibrate a conductivity meter (hands-on training)
  • Pipette training and repeatability assessment (hands-on training)
  • How to use and calibrate balances (hands-on training)

Cost: $4,000 for up to 5 trainees; $200 for each additional trainee per day

Theory-based and hands-on training, 1-week

Comprehensive Biomanufacturing Basic Skills 3-days

  • Introduction to GMP and GDP (theory)
  • Aseptic work and bioburden control (theory)
  • Basic data analysis and analytical calculations (theory)
  • Language of SOP/ batch record/work instruction (theory/ hands-on training)
  • Material and personnel flow in the manufacturing area (hands-on training)
  • How to use and calibrate a pH meter (hands-on training)
  • How to use and calibrate a conductivity meter (hands-on training)
  • Pipette training and repeatability assessment (hands-on training)
  • How to use and calibrate balances (hands-on training)

Aseptic Processing 2-day

  • Aseptic processing (theory)
  • Cleanroom design classification and contamination control (theory)
  • Environmental monitoring (theory)
  • Sterilization and decontamination (theory)
  • Grade-B and Grade-D gowning (hands-on training)
  • Introduction to BSC (hands-on training)
  • Working in the BSC (hands-on training)
  • BSC cleaning maintenance (hands-on training)

Cost: $2,000 for up to 5 trainees; $200 for each additional trainee per day

Theory-based and hands-on training, 4-day

Should be paired with 2-day Aseptic Processing or 1-week Comprehensive Biomanufacturing Basic Skills

  • Introduction to cell and gene therapy (theory)
  • Overview of cell culture (theory)
  • Concentration calculations (theory)
  • Cell culture techniques (theory)
  • Cell counting manual and automated (theory)
  • Vial/bag/tube inspection (theory)
  • Media prep (hands-on training)
  • GMO contamination and spill management (hands-on training)
  • Cell culture start-up (hands-on training)
  • Cell culture expansion (hands-on training)
  • BSC post clean (hands-on training)
  • Manual cell counting (hands-on training)
  • Automated cell counting (hands-on training)
  • Vial/bag/tube inspection (hands-on training)

A Growing Industry

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"The biomanufacturing industry is seeing substantial growth potential in the Greater-Houston area. The College’s partnership to offer NIBRT’s premier, industry-leading training right here in the Houston-area represents a firm commitment to bolstering the biomanufacturing workforce pipeline which will help position the region for continued growth."

Christopher Wild, Ph.D.
Executive Director, San Jacinto College Center for Biotechnology

San Jacinto South Campus Allied Health and Natural Science Building

Convenient Location

We offer easy access to our South Campus, located off I-45 South & the Beltway 8 toll road, just south of Hobby Airport. Our modern science building houses the Biomanufacturing Training Program that will prepare new professionals for long, successful careers with our partners.

San Jacinto South Campus Biomanufacturing Training Program

Phone 281-922-3466

Hours Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location

13735 Beamer Rd.

Houston, TX 77089

San Jacinto South Campus Biomanufacturing Training Program

Phone 281-922-3466

Hours Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location

13735 Beamer Rd.

Houston, TX 77089

Contact Us

Reach out to our staff and find out more about our program or how to partner with us for your biotechnology training needs.
Dean,HlthNatSci/ExecDirBiotech
Phone
(281) 922-3466
Nicole Bradley
Prog Dir, Biotechnology
Phone
(281) 998-6150x3548