BioWork Process Technician Training
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.
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 fall starting Aug. 25 and ending Dec. 15. The
BioWork Process Technician course will meet each Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Class will not be held on Nov. 24. Class participants will be accepted on a
first-come, first-serve basis with a maximum of 16 students.
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
The course will be offered on PCC’s Person County Campus.
The $176.25 cost covers registration and accident insurance (textbooks
estimated cost $120).
more information, contact Debra Seamster at (336) 599-1181, or
or Kathleen Kersey at (336) 599-1181, or