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BioWork Process Technician

Published Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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Piedmont Community College’s Continuing Education program will offer BioWork, a course that trains individuals for careers as bioprocess technicians in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical manufacturing industries.   BioWork will be a hybrid offering with 64-hours classroom instruction and the other half delivered through BlackBoard online. A thirteen-week course will be offered this fall starting Sept. 17 and ending Dec. 17. The BioWork Process Technician course will meet each Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Class will not be held on Nov. 26.  

Class participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis with a maximum of 16 students.   This 128-hour course brings together the basics of manufacturing technology, the fundamentals of science, and the job-seeking essentials needed to provide marketable skills for manufacturing technicians in the Biotech field. Bioprocess technicians are involved in the making of products such as antibiotics, bleach, cosmetics, deodorant, detergents, paint, plastics, Post-It notes, shampoo, soft drinks and wine.  

Units of instruction include: Your New Job; Working Safely; Quality; Measuring Process Variables; Transforming Matter (Chemistry); Learning the Nuts & Bolts; Controlling the Process; Sterile Processes (Microbiology); Growing Living Cells (Cell Biology); and Job Seeking Skills.  

The course will be offered on the Person County Campus. The $176.25 cost covers registration and accident insurance (textbooks estimated cost $120).  For more information, contact Debra Seamster at (336) 599-1181, ext. 290, seamstd@piedmontcc.edu or Tracey Brandon at (336) 599-0032, brandot@piedmontcc.edu.