Your new future starts with two free virtual courses


Learn at your own pace  |  January-May, 2022

Learn sought-after skills


Receive job coaching & job search help


Meet with employers looking to hire

Get started on the path to a rewarding, future-proof career in biotechnology, a fast-growing field with exciting therapeutic breakthroughs. Our virtual courses let you learn at your own pace, and involve both instruction and simulation in a gaming type environment. Once you’ve completed a course, you can access job coaching & job search assistance from our partner Skills for Rhode Island’s Future. Together we can help you meet with employers looking to hire!


    Biotechnology is not just for science nerds – biotechnology offers many different opportunities to make a positive difference in the world around you through science and innovation. The work is fascinating and potentially life-saving.

    From Our Graduates

    “Each module contained information that I found fascinating.”

    “I learned a lot of different subjects, and within those subjects more detailed information that I would not voluntarily seek if not for this intro course.”

    “I really liked the virtual part, where I could go at my own pace and I loved the reminders. As a mom of three remembering is something I’m trying to improvise and the reminder helped me get it done.”

    “Everything was super easy to access and provided clear instructions of how to complete each module, quiz and download extra materials.”

    “I appreciated getting updated information on topics which I took course work in many years ago.”

    “The trainer was very good at explaining materials in a very simplified way, gave analogies that made it easier to understand, and kept us engaged with the topic.”

    “It was interesting to learn about topics that we hear of in the news, for example the COVID-19 vaccination.”

    “The lectures were clear and concise. The slides were interesting and easy to understand as well.”

    “For someone who does not have a background in science, biology, technology, etc. I found the material and lectures easy to follow and understand.”

    “I love how the training made me see biotechnology from a more positive angle now.”

    “I liked the information that I learned and the simplicity of the quizzes as well as the convenience of taking the course at my own pace in my own space.”


    If you took our Intro to Biotech course and have decided to pursue a biotech career, you’ll need some lab basics to get started. This course will help you develop the important skills for working in a biotechnology laboratory that are sought after by science and tech employers.

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    • Virtual training from URI Pharmacy Development Institute in the STEM fields used across biotechnology industries
    • Demonstrations, instructor-generated modules and student-based simulated training
    • A total of 12 classes , typically takes less than 15 hours to complete both courses
    • Certificate of Completion


    • Rapidly growing field with constant breakthroughs
    • Nearly 500 bioscience companies in RI & need for skilled professionals rising
    • Entry level salaries range from $37-40k, with an average annual wage of $92,000


    • At least 18 years old and a RI Resident

    • Interest in science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)

    • Access to a computer and internet connection

    • Must take Intro to Biotech course in order to take Developing Lab Skills


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