Advanced Biomanufacturing Training Program

This is the next course in succession to BioWork. With Advanced Biomanufacturing Training (ABT), you will be a step above others in knowledge level of biomanufacturing and increase your hiring potential! This course offers 3 certifications, including the North Carolina Process Technician state examination and test-prep course. Currently, JCC is the only college that offers this combination course. The course has limited spaces available for the class and spaces are filled on a first come first serve basis.

Included within the Advanced Biomanufacturing Training Program are the following:

  • Advanced Bioprocessing Certificate (ABC)
    Students who complete all 6 modules of this advanced certificate will gain knowledge in advanced bioprocessing practices, including safety in biomanufacturing environments, advanced quality systems, applied chemical processes, monitoring process variables in biomanufacturing, applied sterile processing, and applied cell culture. This course has been customized for current industry needs. The Advanced Bioprocessing Certificate (ABC) will allow students to gain the necessary skills and knowledge needed for advanced process technician positions in bioprocessing, pharmaceutical, and chemical manufacturing.
  • Aseptic Training Certificate
    This training course prepares individuals to work as process technicians in aseptic pharmaceutical, biomanufacturing and chemical manufacturing environments. The course encompasses gowning for aseptic environments, environmental monitoring, and product fill line operations. Students receive much hands-on application training and become comfortable with the heart of biomanufacturing production.
  • Process Technician State Exam Review Course
    This review course provides extensive review before taking the North Carolina Process Technician state examination, a growing requirement trend for industries. Students will be able to take the state exam as part of the class.
  • Process Technician State Exam - EXAM FEE: $75
    Students who complete the BioWork Certificate Program are eligible to take the Process Technician state examination. All previous BioWork students are encouraged to complete this state certification. You must be able to provide a BioWork certificate for verification of course completion and to be submitted with your application.

Estimated Program Cost

You must have successfully COMPLETED the BioWork Certificate Program before registering for this class. Please bring a copy of the certificate of completion to registration. 


Current BioWork students must wait until they have earned their BioWork certificate to register. There will be no 'early' registration for current BioWork students.

Registration Fee: $185 (Any number of units, subject to change)
ABT Book Fee: $110 (JCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore)
State Exam Fee: $75 (to be paid later)
View an explanation of registration fees

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Space in class is LIMITED!
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis. No spots can be held.
  • Payment is due at time of registration
  • You must bring the $185 registration fee as EXACT cash, check, credit card or voucher to register in person
  • Registration and classes are held at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center in Clayton, NC
  • Registration will continue until classes are full
  • Books are purchased from the JCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  • State Exam ($75 to be paid later in semester)

Upcoming Courses: 

BTC 3200 10P: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
January 6 - May 14, 2020
**This class starts on MONDAY, January 6, 2020 although it is a Tuesday/Thursday class.**
NO CLASS: March 3, March 5, April 9
**Additional Class Dates: January 6, May 11, May 13

Registration Hours at the Workforce Development Center:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

JCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Amanda Maynard
Coordinator of Biotechnology Programs
(919) 209-2579

Leslie Isenhour
Department Chair of Biotechnology Programs
(919) 209-2593