Clinical Trials Design & Management (Biotechnology)

Clinical Trials Design & Management
Online Biotechnology Courses & Certificate

Clinical Trials Online Certificate


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Emily Morris



“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





About the Online Certificate Program



Ever-evolving government regulations are putting a new focus on clinical trials in the pharmaceuticals, biologics, and biotechnology device industries. Our Clinical Trials Design & 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.

Intended Audience

Individuals who pursue a Clinical Trials Design & Management certificate from SF State Extended Learning are professionals, often with advanced degrees, working in science, health care, technology or management.

Why enroll in our Clinical Trials Design & 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

Cost: $4,790
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 online at our website with each course description. Prices may vary each semester. There are no additional costs for course materials.

Industry Statistics


Projected general health sciences industry job growth from 2014 - 20241


Average annual salary for a clinical research associate in San Francisco2


12017 CA Gov. EDD Labor Market Information Division
2Salary estimate based on 86 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Clinical Research Associate employees in San Francisco, CA.