Biotechnology and Good Manufacturing Practice
The Biotechnology Program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the biomanufacturing industry. Students will develop a broad laboratory science-based background through courses focused in the life and chemical sciences, and will obtain industry-specific knowledge in the areas of quality control (QC), process development (PD), and upstream and downstream processing, while following current, good manufacturing practices (cGMP). In addition, students will learn valuable laboratory techniques and instrumentation, and develop critical thinking skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students may enter the workforce directly as entry-level laboratory technicians or research assistants, or may transfer to a four-year university to continue their studies at the baccalaureate level.
Biotechnology is the practical application of science developed by a cluster of diverse fields with a common link. It utilizes living organisms to manufacture products intended to improve the quality of life. The practical applications of biotechnology can be found in the following sectors:
• Pharmaceutical products (medications)
• Agriculture (genetically modified organisms)
• Bioremediation (removal of environmental pollutants)
Day and Evening Short Training Courses in:
Customizable course content and scheduling are available to meet company needs.
These training courses are designed for researchers, laboratory technicians, manufacturing technicians, QC and QA Personnel, and Chemistry and Biology students.
For more information, please contact Isso Bayala, Biotechnology & Good Manufacturing Practice Program Instructor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Process Development Associate
• Validation Specialist Facilities Technician
• QA Documentation Coordinator
• Manufacturing Technician-Upstream
• Manufacturing Technician-Downstream
• Chemistry QC Technician
• Microbiology QC Technician
The average starting salary for associate’s degree holders in Biotechnology is $40,000-50,000.
Biotechnology and Good Manufacturing Practice Courses
- BIO 251
- BTC 101
Introduction to Biotechnology
- BTC 210
This course includes an additional 3 hour lab.
- BTC 220
Bio manufacturing I
- BTC 230
Bio manufacturing II
- BTC 240
Seminar in Biotechnology
- BTC 250
Bio manufacturing III
- CHE 121
General Chemistry I
- CHE 122
General Chemistry II
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