Piedmont Community College (PCC) will offer a 16-week BioWork course starting January 21, 2020. Classes will meet each Tuesday from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on the Person County Campus and include classroom instruction and additional online instruction.

Now is the time to invest in yourself by improving your skills and employability in Person County and the surrounding area. With a registration fee of less than $200, this short-term training, focused on a BioWork certification, will increase your marketable skills for manufacturing technicians in the Biotech field.

How can these skills be used? 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. This PCC course will prepare you for your new job by providing instruction in:
• Working Safely
• Quality; Measuring Process Variables
• Transforming Matter (Chemistry)
• Learning the Nuts & Bolts
• Controlling the Process
• Sterile Processes (Microbiology)
• Growing Living Cells (Cell Biology)
• Job Seeking Skills

In addition, this 128-hour BioWork course awards Continuing Ed Units (CEU’s). To be successful, you must have access to the internet and excellent computer skills. Seating is limited so participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Enroll today or call PCC’s Workforce Development Team at (336) 599-0032 for more information. Financial assistance is available to qualified unemployed, underemployed, and economically distressed individuals attending the Employability Skills Lab.

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