BioWork is a 136-hour, non-credit certificate course that can lead to an entry-level position as a process technician. The certificate provides course credit that can be put toward an associate degree in Biotechnology or Biopharmaceutical Technology.
BioWork is intended for high school graduates and those who want to pursue a career in the biopharmaceutical industry. Those already in the industry can earn continuing education units (CEUs) for the course.
"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, Merck employee
You must have a high school diploma, equivalency or some form of post-secondary education, or you must take math and reading placement tests at Wake Tech for entry. You also must complete the online BioWork information session.
Multiple class formats are available: in-person, online and hybrid, day and evening. Participation in online classes through Microsoft Teams meetings and access to Blackboard, the online interface for the course, will require a student's access to a laptop or desktop computer. A tablet or cellphone will not work for Blackboard functions or much of the Microsoft Teams meetings material. Details on these classes on the online meeting days and times can be found by clicking on the "Details" button for each class section.
For best results when registering online, use Google Chrome, especially if you have difficulty when first attempting to register. You also may need to clear your cache or browsing history if the registration doesn't get past "processing."
Questions? Email [email protected].
Don't have enough money to pay for a course? Right now, Wake Tech's Propel program offers scholarships that cover the cost of registration, fees, books, course-specific supplies and credentialing exams.
The Propel scholarship application will reopen March 1.
Other scholarships to cover half of the course cost may be available. For more information, contact Workforce Continuing Education Financial Resources and Student Support.
Industry-recognized credential: BioWork Process Technician Certificate
Complete course in: Four months or less