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Bioprocess Technology (Certificate)

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Program Title Program Type Completion Time
BioWork Process Technician Workforce Certificate 8 weeks
Bioprocess Technology Certificate Certificate 1 semester
Bioprocess Technology Diploma Diploma 1 year
Bioprocess Technology A.A.S Degree 2 years

Transfer Options


Approved Prior Learning Equivalencies

Students enrolled in pre-approved continuing education training courses may request awarded credit in corresponding curriculum programs. They must first register, pay, and pass the continuing education course with a grade of satisfactory. In order to request awarded credit, the student must be enrolled in the corresponding curriculum program.

The credit will be awarded by the appropriate department with a grade of “PR”, Credit for Prior Learning. The credit hours of the course will count toward graduation at VGCC but may not transfer to other colleges or universities.

CE Course Taken Equivalent CU Course Credit Hours Awarded Effective Date
BTC 3200 BioWork Process Technician, 12.8 CEUs BPM 110 Bioprocess Practices 5 June 1, 2016

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Program Description

The VGCC Bioprocess Technology Programs will prepare students to work in various laboratory roles and as manufacturing process technicians in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. All courses for the certificate program will also count towards future completion of the Diploma in Bioprocess Technology (approximately one year of study) and the Associates of Applied Science in Bioprocess Technology (approximately two years of study), should students 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!

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