Looking for a Great Career?

BioWork is a certificate program that will equip you with the foundational skills needed to begin a career as a process technician for a biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or chemical manufacturing company.

This program can lead to a great career with competitive pay, benefits, and a clean working environment at companies like Lilly and other industry leaders.

Learn more about process technician roles and learning outcomes.


Topics Include:

  • Biotechnology Industry and Job Overview
  • Working Safely
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Measurements, Metrics, and Math
  • Chemistry for Process Manufacturing
  • Process Flows, Technology, and Equipment
  • Controlling the Process and Maintaining Quality
  • Aseptic Processing
  • Fermentation and Cell Growth
  • Job Search, Resumes, and Interviews


Registration Requirements:

High School Diploma or Equivalency

Complete Online Information Session prior to registration (approximately 25 minutes)


Upcoming Classes:

October 9,2023–December 6, 2023, Class meets Monday–Thursday from 5:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.


Scholarships Available

For a scholarship application or registration information, please contact Lori Miller at or 704-216-3668


“I highly value a BioWorks certificate as part of a candidate’s resume. It demonstrates that you have a foundational understanding of life in our industry and that you’re a curious person who enjoys learning and growing. Both are keys to a successful career with any pharma company.”  Nick Bonavita, Sr. Director Operations Eli Lilly & Company