Bioprocess Technology

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. 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. Be part of North Carolina’s growing biotechnology industry!

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Contact
STEWART
LYON
B.S., M.S., MBA
Program Head of Bioprocess / Biotechnology
FRANKLIN CAMPUS - Louisburg
Room:
F3106-A
(252) 738-3632

Program Details

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  • Students receiving the Bioprocess Technology AAS degree will be able to prepare reports summarizing data obtained and laboratory procedures used to facilitate effective reproducibility by a peer.
  • Students receiving the Bioprocess Technology AAS degree will be able to use mathematical techniques to analyze bioprocessing data and quantitatively evaluate the results against pre-established criteria.
  • Students receiving the Bioprocess Technology AAS degree will be able to understand the requirements of GMP and how the FDA and other parts of the world regulates the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Students receiving the Bioprocess Technology AAS will be able to apply engineering concepts and process unit operations learned during the course of study to solve upstream and downstream process problems.
  • Students receiving the Bioprocess Technology AAS degree will be able to accurately and precisely perform laboratory measurements, operate a variety of laboratory instruments, and analyze the results generated from the use of those instruments.

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.

For a more comprehensive list of Continuing Education courses and their corresponding curriculum programs, please visit Approved CE to CU Prior Learning Credits.

Approved Prior Learning Equivalencies

CE Course Taken Equivalent CU Course Credit Hours Awarded Effective Date
BTC 3200 BioWork Process Technician, 12.8 CEUs BPM 110 Bioprocess Practices 5 January 11, 2022

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