Clinical Trials Design and Management
Biotechnology Online Courses and Certificate
Ever-evolving government regulations are putting a new focus on clinical trials in the pharmaceuticals, biologics and biotechnology device industries. Our Clinical Trials Design and Management program is made to help you become a successful member in clinical research operations and take advantage of an industry in need of qualified candidates. From gaining a foundational understanding of the field to improving your overall value to biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies, the program is an ideal fit for career changers and enhancers.
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Video Information Session
Find out about our online certificate program in Clinical Trials Design and Management in this video information session.
About the Online Certificate Program
Individuals who pursue the Clinical Trials Design & Management certificate are professionals, often with advanced degrees, working in science, health care, technology or management.
Why Enroll in the Clinical Trials Design and Management Program?
Convenient Online Program
Learn in a weekly, synchronous, online environment that includes virtual meetings with faculty and classmates.
Join a Growing Industry
Grow your career in the expanding field of biotechnology in the heart of San Francisco and Biotech Bay.
Taught by Active Professionals
Instructors are experienced professionals who bring an understanding of industry language and processes.
Build Your Professional Network
Connect with fellow career changers from various educational and professional backgrounds.
Cost and Length
Length: 174 hours
When to Start: Fall, Spring, Summer
The time it takes for participants to finish the certificate of completion varies according to students' availability and experience. The 17.4-CEU Certificate of Completion (174 hours) may be accomplished in as short a time as three semesters, or students may take as long as needed, up to three years.
The cost of the program is calculated on a per-class basis. Class tuition is available on this website with each course description. Prices may vary each semester. There are no additional costs for course materials.
6.4% Job Growth
Projected job growth for clinical lab technicians in the San Francisco Bay Area*
Average annual salary for clinical lab technicians in the San Francisco Bay Area*
How to Begin Taking Classes
- There is no application process to begin taking classes.
- Obtain SF State Login and Password.
- Register for classes based on individual goals and prerequisites.
- Request a Certificate of Completion after all classes have been successfully completed.
- Log in to Canvas using your SF State Login and Password.
What Students Say
“I'm a regulatory affairs manager, which was my career goal for the last few years. It was just very exciting that I was able to go from an administrative assistant to regulatory affairs manager in approximately three years.”
Emily Morris, Graduate