The BioWork program is designed to provide basic preparation for entry-level Processing Technician jobs in bioprocess manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing and chemical manufacturing. Course competencies include understanding the role of a process technician, safety, quality processes, measuring process variables, transforming matter, process technology (including processing equipment and plant utilities), controlling the process, maintaining sterile processes and growing living cells.

Process technicians:

  • Operate, monitor, and control the production process.
  • Receive, transport, and store materials.
  • Collect and analyze materials used in production.
  • Inspect and maintain the production equipment and control systems.
  • Keep critical records on the process and product.
  • Maintain company safety, health, and environmental standards. 

Skilled process technicians are valued and in demand.  Contact a BioWork program director at your nearest community college to get started today.

Durham Technical Community College
2401 Snow Hill Road
Durham, NC 27712

Ingrid Charles
919-536-7240 ext. 4402

Johnston Community College
135 Bestwood Drive
Clayton, NC 27520

Bev Owens
Biotechnology Coordinator

Piedmont Community College
1715 College Drive
Roxboro, NC 27573

Jeanette Godsey
Program Specialist, Workforce Development

Vance-Granville Community College
8100 N.C. 56 Highway
Louisburg, NC 27549

Stewart Lyon

Wake Technical Community College
3434 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27518

Mike Morgan, PhD
BioWork Director

Wilson Community College
902 Herring Avenue
Wilson, NC 27893

Kimberly Gamlin
Executive Dean of Continuing Education