Next Round of BioWork Certificate Training Starts in June

PCC is preparing to launch the next round of BioWork Certificate training in June. The class will follow a hybrid format, with students completing online coursework and also meeting on campus once a week for lab instruction.

WINTERVILLE—A new round of BioWork Certificate training starts at Pitt Community College June 1 for individuals interested in finding employment as process technicians in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing companies.

The class, which features a hybrid instructional format and runs through Aug. 20, will teach students 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. Instruction also focuses on receiving, transporting and storing materials, inspecting and maintaining production equipment and control systems, and keeping critical process and product records.

Students will meet in person for lab instruction once a week (either Tuesday or Thursday), from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., in the Walter & Marie Williams Building on Pitt’s main campus. They will also have online HRD and BioWork coursework to complete.

In addition to a $180-registration fee, class participants are required to purchase a $99-student manual. Students must also complete the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), which carries a $39-fee, as a prerequisite for the BioWork course.

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 training.

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