Home to more than 700 life science companies North Carolina currently ranks third in the nation for biotechnology. BioWork is a certificate program which can lead to an entry-level position as a process technician. Students will learn the foundational skills needed for a career with a biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or chemical manufacturing company.

BioWork is ideal for recent high school graduates, transitioning military, or anyone seeking a new career opportunity.

Learn more about process technician duties, and learning objectives.

Career Opportunities

Gain an entry-level position in biomanufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical laboratories, and research and development. Related opportunities also exist in customer service and sales.

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Course Information

Required (Core) Laboratory activities that are fundamental to the learning objectives:

  • Unit 1 – Pharmaceutical Quality and cGMP
  • Unit 2 – Working Safely
  • Unit 3 – Measuring Process Parameters
  • Unit 4 – Chemical Process in Biomanufacturing
  • Unit 5 – Equipment and Materials
  • Unit 6 – Controlling the Process
  • Unit 7 – Facilities and Manufacturing Environment
  • Unit 8 – Biomanufacturing Production

Topics also include biotechnology industry and job overview, job search, resumes, and interviews.

Registration

Interested students must:

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Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities may be available.

Contacts

BioWork Registration

Lee County
Kelly Dehring
(919) 718-7080
kdehring@cccc.edu

Harnett County
Lydia Russell
(910) 814-8832
lruss141@cccc.edu

Chatham County
Beverly Diniz
(919) 545-8663
bdini752@cccc.edu

BioWork & Bioprocess Technology Questions

Dr. Lisa Smelser
Program Director, Biotechnology Programs
lsmelser@cccc.edu
(919) 718-7305

Biopharma Industrial Companies

Cathy Swindell
Director, Industry Services
cswindell@cccc.edu