Program Overview

Biotechnology Continuing Education

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Biotechnology is an exciting and expanding field. The program provides practical, hands-on learning and familiarity with cutting edge techniques, technologies, and equipment. Students learn the basic skills required to become trained process technicians and lab assistants for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical companies. Through classroom instruction and laboratory work, students are prepared to enter the workforce and learn company operations and tasks.

Durham Tech offers the following pathways to enter the Biotechnology field:

BioManufacturing Programs

BioWork Next Generation Prerequisites

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must show proof of a high school diploma or high school equivalency (GED).
  • Demonstrate appropriate Math level (one of these: NCDAP [DMA 010-030=7 each], COMPASS 28, TABE 9, or CRC Silver)*.
  • OR provide a copy of a transcript of any completed Associate’s degree or higher. No testing is required with a degree.

*Placement tests are offered by the Durham Tech Testing Center. If you do not have a student ID number, you must complete a Durham Tech new student registration form, which will generate a student ID number. Take this ID number plus a photo ID with you when you take the placement test.

Books will be provided the first day of class. This course qualifies for Financial Assistance.

PharmaClean Prerequisites:

  • Must show proof of a high school diploma or high school equivalency (GED).
  • Students will also be required to undergo a drug test and criminal background check and pass specific immunizations prior to beginning the internship portion of the training. Certain findings on the criminal background check or drug screen may prohibit students from starting the internship.
  • Reliable transportation required

BioProcessing in Action Prerequisites:

Prerequisites: Cleanroom certificate
Corequisite: BioWork course

BioPharma Lab Skills Prerequisite:

Provide a copy of a transcript of any completed Associate’s degree or higher showing successful completion of college-level Reading AND Math. Unofficial transcripts are accepted.

Lab Assistant Program

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Provide a copy of a transcript of any completed Associate’s degree or higher showing successful completion of college-level Biosciences courses and labs.


Attend an information session (view the list below the courses) to learn more about the programs and financial assistance. 

If you have questions, please email Ingrid Charles at charlesi@durhamtech.edu.

Note: Since prerequisite documentation is required at the time of registration, online registration is not available.

 

Upcoming Class Offerings for BioPharma Lab Skills (LBT-3100F)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70711
1/24 - 3/20
1/24 - 3/20
1/24 - 3/20
NDC
110
110
110
M 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
W 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
F 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Molecular Biology Techniques (BTC-3200C)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70714
2/5 - 6/10
2/5 - 6/10
NDC
110
110
M 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
W 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Classroom
70713
4/1 - 6/26
4/1 - 6/26
NDC
110
110
M 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
W 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques (BTC-3200D)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70712
3/3 - 6/30
3/3 - 6/30
NDC
110
110
T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
TH 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for GMP and SOP (BTC-3600B)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70716
3/6 - 3/18
3/6 - 3/18
3/6 - 3/18
NDC
115
115
115
M 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
W 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
F 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Cleanroom Basics (BTC-3300D)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70717
4/15 - 4/27
4/15 - 4/27
4/15 - 4/27
NDC
115
115
115
M 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
W 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
F 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for BioProcessing in Action (BTC-3200G)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70710
5/1 - 5/22
5/1 - 5/22
5/1 - 5/22
NDC
105
106
107
M,W,F 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M,W,F 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M,W,F 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Classroom