Program Overview

Bioprocess Technology (Certificate)
Degree Level 
Program head 
Lyon, Stewart

The VGCC Bioprocess Technology Programs will prepare students to work in various laboratory roles and as manufacturing process technicians in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Students will complete a certificate program and may work for local biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.  All courses for the certificate program will also count towards future completion of the Associates of Applied Science in Bioprocess Technology, should studens wish to continue their studies beyond the certificate.  Graduates will help attract economic growth to Vance, Granville, Franklin, and Warren counties as companies desire to open and expand in the area with a well-trained workforce.

This program is also offered as a Career and College Promise (CCP) Pathway for eligible high school students.

Be part of North Carolina's growing biotechnology industry!  Enroll Today!


Program Options
Day - Most Courses
Evening - Most Courses
Online - Some Courses
Credential Offered For This Program
# of Courses
# of Credit Hours
Selective/Special Admissions: No


Skills Needed   Typical Job Duties   Work Locations   Personality Traits
Attention to detail
Works well in a team
Able to work with hands
Written and oral
communication skills
  Handle biologically &
chemically hazardous goods

Review batch records and GMP documentation

Validate protocol execution

Monitor microorganism growth

Execute purification protocols

Assemble, set-up and
disassemble production
  Pharmaceutical companies

QA/QC labs

Biofuel facilities

Industrial, chemical/
biological producers
Related Job Titles   Related VGCC Majors   N.C. Salary Ranges   More Information
Manufacturing Associate
QA/QC Specialist
Associate Technologist
Associate Manufacturing
  Associate in Applied Science   PRODUCTION:
Low (10%)
$11.63/hour, or $24,910/year
Median (50%)
$15.94/hour, or $33,100/year
High (90%)
$18.10/hour, or $37,640/year
Low (10%)
$14.40/hour, or $29,960/year
Median (50%)
$21.15/hour, or $44,000/year
High (90%)
$24.53/hour, or $51,010/year


For More Information 
Lyon, Stewart