PCC’s next BioWork orientation class starts Aug. 1
If you want to enroll in Piedmont Community College’s BioWork
training course, you need to do so right away since the orientation class
begins Aug. 1.
BioWork is a continuing education 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.
A 30-hour Orientation to BioWork course
will be offered Aug. 1-Aug. 13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday and
1-4 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday at the College’s Workforce Training Center
located at 303 S. Morgan St., Roxboro. The course will include an orientation
to BlackBoard (the College’s online course delivery system), an overview of the BioWork course,
requirements to complete the course, study skills for success, Internet
KeyTrain, North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate and CASAS assessments. The
$120 registration fee is waived for unemployed or underemployed students. Individuals who meet eligibility criteria and
successfully complete the orientation course may receive financial
assistance to take the BioWork Process Technician course. Orientation is an
optional course if you are not seeking financial assistance. The financial aid may also include
travel reimbursement back and forth to class.
The 10-week BioWork course will start Aug.
24 and end Dec. 14. Class will meet each Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the
Person County Campus in Room F209 and includes 64-hours classroom instruction
and additional online instruction. Class will not be held Nov. 30. Class
participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis with a maximum
of 16 students.
The 128-hour BioWork course provides
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
students who complete the Orientation to BioWork course may receive financial
assistance to cover the following costs to take the BioWork Process Technician
course: $180 registration fee, $1.25 accident insurance and $130 estimated for
For more information, contact Jeanette Godsey at (336) 322-2133, firstname.lastname@example.org or Debra Seamster at (336) 599-6622, or