BioWork Certification Prep Training begins Jan. 19
Piedmont Community College’s
Continuing Education program will offer BioWork, a course that brings together the basics of
manufacturing technology and the fundamentals of science – two essential needs
for competent, entry-level technicians working in biotechnology, pharmaceutical
manufacturing, and chemical manufacturing.
BioWork will be a hybrid offering with 64-hours classroom
instruction and the other half delivered through BlackBoard, the College’s
online course delivery system. A 16-week course will be offered this spring starting
Jan. 19 and ending May 11. The BioWork Process Technician course will meet each
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Class will not be held on March 30. 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.
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
The course will be
offered on PCC’s Person County Campus. The $176.25 cost covers registration and
accident insurance. The textbooks are $120.
For more information, contact Debra
Seamster at (336) 599-6622, or
email@example.com; or Kathleen
Kersey at (336) 599-0032, or