BioNetwork Capstone Certificate in Biomanufacturing

This certificate demonstrates successful completion of a series of courses designed to provide students with hands-on experience in biomanufacturing-related activities. Upon completion of this certificate, participants will have accumulated 137 hours of biomanufacturing training, which includes 49 hours of direct, hands-on training experience in a certified clean room suite in preparation for working in a cGMP-oriented industrial facility. Students will obtain a biomanufacturing skill set that is crucial to production of cell-based products in an aseptic environment.

Who should earn this certificate?

  • New and incumbent biomanufacturing operators, process technicians and entry-level professionals in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life science industries
  • Individuals retraining and transitioning from other industries into biomanufacturing jobs
  • College students and recent graduates of life sciences programs, including Agricultural Biotechnology, Agriculture, Biology, Biopharmaceutical Technology, Bioprocess Technology, Biotechnology, BioWork, Chemistry, Engineering, Laboratory Technician, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance
  • Students who have earned or are pursuing a BioWork Certificate to enhance their job-related skills  

Course requirements

Fundamentals of Biomolecules
20 hours
Elements of CGMP Practices in Biomanufacturing Processes
16 hours
Aseptic Processing I
22 hours
Aseptic Processing II
22 hours
Operations in Biotechnology Processes
32 hours
Upstream Processes:
Microbial Fermentation
21 hours

About BioNetwork Capstone Center

BioNetwork is an initiative of the North Carolina Community College System designed to promote the growth of life science industries, education and employment opportunities in North Carolina. The Capstone Center is hosted by Wake Tech Community College and located in the Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center on North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus in Raleigh. Facilities include a certified cleanroom suite and state-of-the-art laboratories. Courses are led by faculty with industry expertise, allowing a unique and exceptional training opportunity.  Experientially oriented courses provide an array of critical hands-on experiences and problem-solving skills necessary for working within a cGMP-focused environment.

Course details and registration information

For questions about the certificate or these courses, email [email protected].

Aseptic Processing Level ISEF-79964
Through lecture and hands-on activities, practice the basics of aseptic operations in a simulated CGMP environment. Topics include microbiology, cleanroom design and control, environmental monitoring, cleaning and disinfection, aseptic gowning, component preparation, solutio...
Aseptic Processing Level IISEF-79974
Delve more deeply into the aseptic processing arena with intensive hands-on instruction of aseptic techniques in a simulated cGMP environment. Instruction includes process simulations of closed-system filtrations, hand filling, semi-automated filling, LAF cabinets, BSC's and...
Elements of Current Good Manufacturing Practices in Biomanufacturing ProcessesSEF-79524
This course focuses on the application of current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) in the production of biopharmaceuticals. An overview of select topics will be covered from current regulations found in sections 210/211 of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR...
Fundamentals of BiomoleculesSEF-167CL
Biomolecules are the end product of bioprocessing, and bioprocessing is an important method used by biopharmaceutical and other life-science industries in the manufacture of marketable products. This course provides students with a basic understanding of the structure, funct...
Operations in Biotechnology Processes: An OverviewSEF-79604
This course will focus on the details of the typical processing procedures utilized to produce a biopharmaceutical - a pharmaceutical produced by biotechnology. An understanding of the science and the equipment commonly used in each process step will be presented along with...
Upstream Processes: Microbial FermentationSEF-412CL
Biopharmaceutical fermentation involves propagating mammalian, yeast, or microbial cells to produce the desired drug product. This process can be used to produce many types of products, including antibiotics, hormones, amino acids or therapeutic proteins. In this course, stu...
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