There are eight units in BioWork, as well as sessions to help you search for a job. About 25% of the class takes place in the lab. The following objectives will be covered in the course.
Job-seeking skills, including resume development, searching for jobs and interview practice, are also provided.
In addition to learning material in the textbook, students conduct laboratory experiments and practice teamwork, which is an essential part of the biomanufacturing industry. BioWork graduates enter the workforce ready to learn company operations and tasks. Their classroom and laboratory experience exposes them to a basic knowledge of the following:
Wake Tech does not offer a job-placement service. However, the Career Services Office offers a variety of job-seeking skills courses that emphasize the importance of networking, industry-specific resumes, interviewing skills, searching for jobs online and the use of LinkedIn.
All students and job seekers are eligible to take Career Services courses for a nominal fee. Those who are unemployed, underemployed or have received notice of pending layoff may have the fee waived.
In addition, BioWork graduates are provided with a directory of staffing agencies and useful industry information. Within the course itself, students are helped to prepare industry-specific resumes, learn job-seeking skills and practice for interviews.
Wake Tech has two additional programs of interest to the BioWork graduate.
The BioNetwork Capstone Center on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University offers short courses that provide hands-on training in biomanufacturing (bioprocessing and analytical lab skills) in an environment that mirrors industry. These courses are available to BioWork students and are deemed as equivalent to industry experience by some companies. Several certificates are available, including one in biomanufacturing. For additional information, call 919-515-0232.
Wake Tech also offers an Associate Applied Sciences in Biopharmaceutical Technology degree. Major emphasis is placed on manufacturing processes and quality assurance.