BioWork Process Technician
BioWork is a 128-hour non-credit certificate course (Workforce Continuing Education) that can lead to an entry-level position as a process technician.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded for this course.
BioWork is intended for high school graduates, for those in manufacturing industries who have lost their job, and for those who would like to start a new career.
"Of all the teachers and courses I've taken, I would say that BioWork impacted my life the most. I went from minimum wage to making a great living surrounded by people who actually enjoy coming to work for a company that actually cares."
Ryan Kennedy, employee at Merck in the filtration suite working with the chicken pox vaccine.
For general information about the BioWork program, contact: [email protected] or call 919-335-1037
Biowork Program Basics
- Cost: $313 (including books)
- Duration of Course: 12-15 weeks, depending upon section chosen to attend
- Section Options: day, evening, and hybrid distance learning
- Location: Western Wake Campus
- Nine units of study designed by industry and directly related to biopharmaceutical technology
- Hands-on lab and equipment training (25% of course)
- Teamwork and problem solving activities
- Tours of a biopharmaceutical facility and the BioNetwork Capstone Center
- Teaching expertise of industry veterans
- Optional state certification exam for process technicians
- Networking opportunities linked to career-building and job search
- Optional resume support and interview practice
- A link to additional hands-on training provided by the BioNetwork Capstone Center
Before you can register for BioWork, you must:
- Hold a high school diploma or GED
- Attend an information session. Sessions last about an hour; reservations are not required
- Pass a placement test in reading and math. Placement testing occurs directly after information session and takes about 2 hours; testing is free and reservations are not required.
- Pay tuition of $313 (includes the cost of books)
Placement test waiver: Persons with a degree from a US college or those employed for at least 3 months within the pharmaceutical industry may have the placement test waived. Please bring proof of degree or employment to the information session.
2015 BioWork Information Sessions
Attendance at an information sessions is required.
2015 BioWork Information Sessions
|In case of inclement weather:
Please check the Wake Tech website for the possibility
of delays or campus closings due to inclement weather.
|Tuesday, August 18||9am|
|Wednesday, August 19||6pm|
|Tuesday, September 1||9am|
|Wednesday, September 2||6pm|
- Day Section: MWF, 9am-1pm, September 9-November 23
- Evening Section: MWTh, 6-10pm, September 9-November 23
- Hybrid Distance Section: Lecture online; lab will meet Tuesday evenings, 6-10pm, Sept. 8-Dec. 15
- Hybrid Distance Section: Lecture online, Sept. 21-Dec. 13; lab will meet MTWThF, 8am-5pm, Dec. 14-18
State Certification Exam and Review Courses
Wake Tech offers the State Certification Exam for Process Technicians twice a year (May and December). The exam is voluntary and costs $55. The test is administered by Castle Worldwide; only students that have a BioWork certificate will received scores from Castle. For more information and an application, please visit the Castle Worldwide website. A 20-hour review course is usually offered through Wake Tech just prior to the exam. Search the online schedule for Review for BioWork Process Technician State Exam to register for the next available review class.
|Process Technician State Certification Exam Schedule|
|TBA||9am-1pm||Western Wake Campus||$55|
BioWork Contact Information:
Dr. Jane Aswell, Director, BioWork Program
Office Location: Room 233, Western Wake Campus, Cary, NC
Email: [email protected]