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Bioprocess Technology Degree

The Bioprocess Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to work as Process Operators in biological products manufacturing facilities. Students will combine basic science and communication skills, manufacturing technologies, and good manufacturing practices in the course of study.

Students will be expected to develop a strong basic science foundation with a sound understanding of the major technologies employed in the industry. They will also be expected to develop collaborative and disciplined work ethics while consistently practicing problem-solving skills.

Upon successful completion of the program, individuals should possess the necessary skills to qualify for employment in a variety of Bioprocessing industries.


Fall Semester 1

Course Credits
BIO-110 - Principles of Biology 4
ACA-111 - College Student Success 1
-OR- ACA-122 - College Transfer Success 1
CIS-110 - Introduction to Computers 3
ISC-121 - Environmental Health & Safety 3
BPM-110 - Bioprocess Practices 5
PTC-110 - Industrial Environment 3
Total Credit Hours 19/19

* Note: PTC-110 or BioWork Credit by Experience for BPM 110/PTC 110 combination

Spring Semester 1

Course Credits
BPM-111 - Bioprocess Measurements 4
CHM-131 - Introduction to Chemistry 3
CHM-131A - Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1
MAT-110 - Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
-OR- MAT-171 - Precalculus Algebra 4
ENG-112 - Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
Total Credit Hours 14/15


Fall Semester 2

Course Credits
BPM-112 - Upstream Processing 5
BPM-113 - Downstream Bioprocessing 4
OMT-181 - Industry Reporting Skills 3
BTC-275 - Industrial Microbiology 4
ISC-278 - cGMP Quality Systems 2
Total Credit Hours 18

* Note: ISC-278 or ABT Credit by Experience for BTC 275/ISC 278 combination

Spring Semester 2

Course Credits
PTC-210 - Pharmaceutical Industrial Processes 4
ISC-280 - Validation Fundamentals 2
PTC-228 - Pharmaceutical Issues 1
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3
HUM-115 - Critical Thinking 3
Total Credit Hours 13