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Get trained as a BioWork Process Technician today!

Published Friday, January 6, 2012
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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. The course will be offered starting Jan. 14 and ending May 12 and will Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  

BioWork is a single course that trains individuals for careers as bioprocess technicians in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical manufacturing industries. This 64- hour, sixteen-week course is offered as a hybrid course (part classroom instruction and part online) for more flexibility for students. Enrollment is limited to the first 16 students.  

This 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 Biotechnology 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. 

Learn about: 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). Class will not be held Feb. 25 or April 7.  Class participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis with a maximum of 16 students.    

For more information, contact Debra Seamster at (336) 599-6622, seamstd@piedmontcc.edu or Tracey Brandon at (336) 599-0032, brandot@piedmontcc.edu.