Biomanufacturing Continuing Education



  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate reading level (COMPASS 54) and math level (COMPASS 27) for BioWork; OR provide a copy of a transcript of any completed associate’s degree or higher. Placement tests are offered by the Placement Testing Center.

This course trains process technicians for careers in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical manufacturing. It covers the basics of manufacturing technology, the fundamentals of science, and the job-seeking essentials needed to provide marketable skills for manufacturing technicians in the biotechnology field. 140 hours. $269

For more information, visit BioWork Certificate Frequently Asked Questions.

This course qualifies for Financial Aid.

50857 TTh 1/21–5/19 6–10 p.m. NDC 111B January 14 registration deadline
50862 MWF 2/17–5/11 9 a.m.–1 p.m. NDC 104 February 10 registration deadline

Cleanroom Gowning and Behavior

This certificate training course prepares individuals to work as process technicians in aseptic pharmaceutical, biomanufacturing, and chemical manufacturing environments. Course topics include aseptic environments, gowning, cleanroom cleaning, and environmental monitoring (EM). Teamwork, problem solving, and situational applications are incorporated into the course. Prerequisite or concurrently: BioWork Certificate. 48 hours. $149

50856 MW 2/17–3/30 6–10 p.m. NDC 114 February 10 registration deadline
50855 TTh 3/1–4/12 9 a.m.–1 p.m. NDC 114 February 23 registration deadline

BioWork State Exam Review

All students who complete the BioWork Certificate Program successfully are eligible to take the state exam. The exam is voluntary and costs $55. Durham Tech provides a 20-hour extensive review course to help prepare for the Process Technician State Exam. Students must be able to present their BioWork certificate to register for the class and the state exam. Prerequisite: BioWork certificate. 20 hours. $80

51064 M–F 1/20–1/26 9 a.m.–1 p.m. NDC 111B January 13 registration deadline