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BioWork Process Technician Certification Prep Training at PCC

Published Friday, January 2, 2015
by Elizabeth Townsend

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Enroll by January 9 for Piedmont Community College’s (PCC) BioWork training course that starts Saturday, January 17.

PCC’s Continuing Education program will offer BioWork, a course that focuses on entry-level training for jobs in the growing biotechnology manufacturing field. The course prepares men and women for employment as process technicians within bioprocess, pharmaceutical, or chemical manufacturing companies. The rigorous 128-hour course covers topics such as work place safety, chemistry, process control, and microbiology.

The 16-week BioWork course will start Jan. 17 and end May 9, 2015. Class will meet each Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Person County campus and includes 64-hours classroom instruction and additional online instruction. Class participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis with a maximum of 16 students.

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 Skills.

BioWork Process Technician course cost includes a $180 registration fee, $1.25 accident insurance and $140 estimated textbooks. 

For more information, contact Debra Seamster at (336) 599-0032, ext. 204 or