Bio-Agricultural Program Readiness Opportunity

Bio-Agricultural Program Readiness Opportunity

Scheduled

View available dates and register at the host college.

Durham Technical Community College

Delivery Format: Hybrid

A combination of online and face-to-face components.

Location / Details
  • On-campus meetings at Durham Tech from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. –  February 2, March 9, and April 11.
  • Off campus meetings at Chatham County Cooperative Extension Center, 1192 US Hwy 64 W, Suite 400, Pittsboro, NC 27312
    • March 15 – Pesticide Safety Course (8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.)
    • March 16 – Pesticide Safety Course (8:30 a.m.– noon) and Pesticide exams (1–5 p.m.)
Schedule
  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 12:00am to Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 11:55pm
Instructor: TBD
Tuition: $720.00

The Bio-Agricultural Program Readiness Opportunity (BioAg PRO) provides practical, hands-on learning and familiarity with cutting-edge techniques, technologies, and equipment used in agriculture and plant sciences. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a BioAg PRO certificate and qualify to take the NC Pesticide Licensing exam.

The BioAg PRO program includes the following courses:

  • BioWork (pre-requisite)
  • BioAg Technology 
  • BioAg Work-Based Learning

Audience

This course is designed for entry-level and incumbent workers seeking industry training and hands-on experience related to the Bio-Agriculture industry.

Possible job titles after training:

  • Greenhouse, plant nursery, or garden center associate
  • Indoor plant care associate
  • Landscape Maintenance Assistant
  • Bio-agriculture Technicians
  • Plant Research Associate
  • Greenhouse Specialist
  • Laboratory Technologists/Technicians

Topics Include

  • Plant Sciences
  • Plant Cultivation and Pest Control
  • Production Systems
  • Horticulture
  • Biomanufacturing

Learning Objectives

Students learn the basic skills required to become trained technicians in bioagriculture, agriculture, horticulture, and related fields. Students are equipped to enter the workforce with foundational knowledge related to plants and environmental parameters through classroom instruction, laboratory work, and work-based learning experiences.

Bio-Agricultural Program Readiness Opportunity

College Options

Request this Course

Level: Intermediate

Lecture HoursLab or Activity HoursTotal

Delivery Options

On Demand
A course that can be taken online at any time between the scheduled dates.
Related
cGMP Bloodborne Pathogens
eLearning
Lesson 2: Bloodborne Pathogeons explores the fundamentals, transmission methods, and prevention... more
cGMP OSHA
eLearning
Lesson 3: In this guided exercise, learners will explore environmental protection policies, look at... more
Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)
eLearning
Current Good Manufacturing Practices, or CGMPs, help ensure the quality, safety, and efficacy of a... more
Deliberate Documentation
eLearning
Documentation is a critical part of any manufacturing process. Every manufacturing step is... more