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Biofabrication Technologist Certificate

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Total Credits: 16

Major Number: 5925
CIP Code: 41.0101

Program Description

Biofabrication is a new and emerging field that integrates and applies knowledge from the disciplines of biology and additive and digital manufacturing. In this 16-credit certificate, students encounter state-of-the-art topics and solve innovative problems, such as the ability to print living cells; bioprinting replacement human tissues and organs using bioidentical cells from the patient; creating personalized prosthetics and implants, as well as novel dosage forms and drug delivery devices. Students completing the certificate program have the opportunity to gain the advanced technical knowlege and the digital skills to allow them to thrive in this exciting new field.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Career/Occupational Requirements

Total Credits: 16

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


MnTC/General Education Requirements


MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.

This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  1. describe the basic structure and function of cells and tissues used in biofabrication.
  2. successfully complete the bioink preparation process, including selection of the bioink most appropriate for a particular bioprint construct.
  3. utilize 3D CAD and related software to successfully produce files for bioprinting.
  4. effectively operate a bioprinter to print a 3D construct with biological material.
  5. demonstrate proper microscope and staining techniques to analyze viability of 3D-printed biological material.
  6. demonstrate understanding of quality control aspects, processes, and workflow of the medical manufacturing setting.

Program Contact Information

Lori Thrun 651.779.3220 Room 2822 East


In Collaboration With: 

University of Minnesota, Bioprinting Facility

University of Wisconsin River Falls, Tissue and Cellular Innovation Center

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Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Total Credits: 8

Semester 2

Total Credits: 8


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

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