Biotechnology Programs

Biotechnology is best defined as the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make useful products.  Here at Johnston Community College, it is our goal to train tomorrow's workforce in the biotechnology field.  Within Johnston County, there are major biomanufacturing and pharmaceutical industries; including Grifols, and Novo Nordisk.

Our department is proud to offer training that will prepare individuals for high tech, well-paying jobs in the biotechnology sector. We offer a variety of courses and an associate degree curriculum program to meet the growing needs of our diverse community. Our state-of-the-art facilities and highly skilled faculty have made our students feel as though they are working in the biotechnology industry while in the classroom. We have been featured in magazines, television specials, online articles, and newspapers across the state. We have national and international visitors here every year to meet with us about the training we provide.

Bio Work Logo. Logo is a helix shape with a beaker intertwined.

Following are the ~ Steps to Enroll ~ in the BioWork course
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    1. Complete the online information session. Those interested must complete an information session prior to the next steps (listed below). You must complete your own information session, you cannot share screens to complete the information session.

    2. After the information session, complete the competency form below. You will need to show competency in both English/reading comprehension and mathematics.

    3. Should our staff have any questions for you, they will contact you within three business days. Please make sure you provide a valid email address.

Email Shelley Gardner if you have any questions.  

JCC Competency Form

Johnston County Workforce Development Center
135 Best Wood Drive
Clayton, NC 27520


Shelley Gardner
Biotechnology Operations Coordinator

(919) 209-2572
Fax: (919) 359-1176