New Round of BioWork Training Starting Later this Month

Student working with biotech equipment in lab.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College will begin a new round of training this month to prepare individuals for work as process technicians in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing companies.

Starting Jan. 19, students enrolled in PCC’s BioWork Certificate Program will begin learning the foundational skills necessary to operate, monitor and control production processes, collect and analyze materials used in production, and maintain safety, health and environmental standards. As process technicians, they will also be responsible for receiving, transporting and storing materials, inspecting and maintaining production equipment and control systems, and keeping critical process and product records.

The class, which concludes April 16, will feature a hybrid instructional format. Students will have online coursework for HRD and BioWork, and they will also meet in person for a lab once a week (either Tuesday or Thursday), from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., in the Walter & Marie Williams Building on PCC’s main campus.

In addition to a $180-registration fee, class participants are required to purchase a $75-student manual. The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), which carries a $39-fee, is a course prerequisite.

Scholarship funding is available to cover all program costs. And students who qualify for Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funding may receive money for successfully completing the BioWork certificate.

For registration and NCRC information, call (252) 493-7885 or email workforcedevelopment@email.pittcc.edu. For more BioWork program details, visit https://www.ncbionetwork.org/biowork.