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Contact

Telicia Hunter
Director, Life Sciences
Collins (Building 2), room 125
919-536-7269
biotechce@durhamtech.edu

Biotechnology BioManufacturing (Continuing Education)

Short Term

The Biotechnology BioManufacturing program provides practical, hands-on learning and familiarity with cutting edge techniques, technologies, and equipment. Students learn the basic skills required to become trained process technicians for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical companies. Through classroom instruction and laboratory work, students are prepared to enter the workforce and learn company operations and tasks.

Durham County has over 20 major biomanufacturing and pharmaceutical company and 35 biosciences related industries.

Students from Durham Tech and Wake Tech can take advantage of shared resources and opportunities offered by a new collaboration called RTP Bio.

The BioManufacturing program includes the following courses (see course descriptions and class schedule listed below):Logo with a lab flask and the work BioWork

Prerequisites

BioWork 3.0: Students must be 18 years of age or older and show proof of a high school diploma or high school equivalency OR provide a copy of a transcript of any completed Associate’s degree or higher.

GMP and SOP: no prerequisite

BioCertification Boot Camp: Prerequisite: BioWork certificate

Email prerequisites documents to biotechce@durhamtech.edu

Textbooks

The BioWork 3.0 textbook is included in the course fee and must be picked up on campus the Saturday after the first day of class. Students will receive an email after registering to coordinate a pickup day and time.

Registration

Students must submit proof of prerequisites prior to registration (see above).

  • Complete the BioWork online educational session and complete the form at the end to inform the program director. Select Durham Tech as your preferred college.
     
  • Complete a Continuing Education Registration form

    If paying online: email the registration form to biotechce@durhamtech.edu. They will contact you with online payment instructions. Deadline for Registration and payments is 48 hours prior to the class start date. After that time, they will no longer be accepted. You will need to submit a payment to be seated in the class. Once you receive the requested financial assistance (see the financial assistance section below), your payment will be refunded back to you. 

    Payments made by check or money order: Mailed the registration form to:

    Durham Technical Community College
    1637 Lawson Street
    Durham, NC 27701
    ATTN: Business Office
Financial Assistance
Additional Assistance
  • Accessibility Services: Students with disabilities are encouraged to learn more about available services. Accommodation plans can take 2 weeks to review so please contact Accessibility Services immediately following course registration.
     
  • Computer and Internet Assistance: View information about discounted computers and internet or how to request a loaner laptop. 

Durham Public School Seniors

A new BTC-3200J BioWork DPS course is available through the Career and College Promise (CCP) program (see the Math and Science pathway). View the course description at the bottom of this page or email ccp@durhamtech.edu for questions regarding this course or registration process.

BULLS Scholarship

BULLS logo - Building Up Local Labor SystemsThe Durham Tech Biotechnology Biomanufacturing Program has partnered with Made in Durham to create the Building Up Local Life Sciences (BULLS) program in order to offer training and certifications to young adults interested in pursuing a career in Durham’s growing Life Sciences industry.

  • Covers $10,000 over an 17-week period (tuition, course fees, BioWork certification exam costs, and living expenses). This is not a loan, it is a scholarship paying bi-monthly stipends
  • Guarantees job interviews for all BULLS graduates
  • Provides seamless BioWork credit transfer to associate and bachelor’s degree options in Biomanufacturing
Eligibility

The BULLS Program is an equity-centered initiative that seeks to recruit underrepresented students. To qualify for the program, applicants must:

  • Be 18-25 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency
  • Must reside in Durham county
  • Upon employment, be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check
Requirements
  • Submit an application by the due date. 
  • Commit to the program full-time
  • Successfully complete the Biotechnology Biomanufacturing (non-credit) program
  • Earn an industry recognized BioWork certificate

Read more in the WRAL article BULLS program provides equitable access to careers in life sciences or visit the Made in Durham website.

Apply

Attend an online information session. New information session dates will be posted here when available.

All applicants must attend an information session in order to receive the application link.


 

Courses starting on July 1 or later will be open for registration on July 1. Students planning to register for courses with prerequisites should contact the program director to learn how to submit them ahead of time.

BTC-3200H Biowork 3.0

Students who complete this 148 hour BioWork Certificate course will gain the basic skills and general knowledge needed for entry-level process technicians in Bioprocessing, Pharmaceutical, and Chemical Manufacturing. Students will also participate in the Human Resource Development aspect of the course. The course includes eight (8) units related to Pharmaceutical Quality & cGMP; Working Safely; Measuring Process Parameters; Chemical Processes in Biomanufacturing; Equipment and Utilities; Unit Operations and Process Control; Facilities and the Manufacturing Environment; and Biomanufacturing Production. Prerequisites: 1) Must be 18 years of age or older AND 2) Show proof of a high school diploma or high school equivalency OR provide a copy of a transcript of any completed Associates degree or higher (unofficial transcripts OK). Students must submit proof of prerequisites prior to registration. Please email biotechce@durhamtech.edu for questions regarding the program or registration process.
Section
Number
Dates Location Building Room Time Format
93791
8/26 - 11/29
8/26 - 11/29
8/27 - 11/12
Other
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-
TBD
M,T,W,TH 9:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 AM
-
T 9:00:00 AM - 1:00:00 PM
Hybrid
93786
9/3 - 11/15
9/3 - 11/15
9/12 - 11/7
Internet
-
-
-
M,T 6:00:00 PM - 7:00:00 PM
-
TH 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
Online
93792
9/6 - 11/15
9/6 - 11/15
9/10 - 11/5
Main Campus
-
-
102
W,TH,F 6:00:00 PM - 7:00:00 PM
-
T 6:00:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM
Hybrid
93795
10/3 - 12/13
10/3 - 12/13
10/7 - 12/2
Main Campus
-
-
102
T,W,TH 6:00:00 PM - 7:00:00 PM
-
M 6:00:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM
Hybrid

BTC-3200J BioWork DPS

Students who complete this BioWork Certificate course will gain the basic skills and general knowledge needed for entry-level process technicians in Bioprocessing, Pharmaceutical, and Chemical Manufacturing. Students will also participate in the Career Development aspect of the course. The course includes eight (8) units related to Pharmaceutical Quality & cGMP; Working Safely; Measuring Process Parameters; Chemical Processes in Biomanufacturing; Equipment and Utilities; Unit Operations and Process Control; Facilities and the Manufacturing Environment; and Biomanufacturing Production. This course is for Durham Public Schools high school seniors only. Tuition is waived for Durham Public Schools high school students; students may be responsible for $116.25 for books and other fees. Please email ccp@durhamtech.edu for questions regarding this course or registration process.
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
This course has already started or is not being offered this term.

BTC-3600B GMP and SOP

This 24-hour GMP and SOP course provides a broad overview of good manufacturing practices (GMP) and standard operating procedures (SOP). This course covers six modules: orientation/refresher, deliberate documentation, conducting investigations, QC laboratory operations, SOP in a regulated environment, and effective SOP writing.
Section
Number
Dates Location Building Room Time Format
91229
6/21 - 7/13
Internet
-
-
Online
93787
8/9 - 8/30
Internet
-
-
Online
93789
9/13 - 10/4
Internet
-
-
Online
93790
11/1 - 11/22
Internet
-
-
Online

ISC-3500C BioCertification Review

All students who successfully complete the BioWork Certificate Course are eligible to take the North Carolina Biotech Process Technician certification exam, a growing requirement for industries (cost is $75 and it is administered separately by Scantron Process Technician Examination; visit their website for additional information). This course is a 20-hour extensive review to help prepare for this exam. Prerequisite: Show proof of your BioWork Certificate prior to registration. Email biotechce@durhamtech.edu to learn how to submit prerequisites documentation and how to register for the course.
Section
Number
Dates Location Building Room Time Format
91227
8/5 - 8/16
8/5 - 8/16
8/5 - 8/16
8/5 - 8/16
8/5 - 8/16
Internet
-
M 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
T 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
W 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
TH 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
F 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
Online

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