Biotech Lab Technician Training

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    Course Information

    Start Date: February 8, 2021

    End Date: June 2, 2021

    Due to the pandemic biomanufacturing positions are in a critical need of skilled employees for vaccine production. In this program, the students will learn the fundamental technical skills necessary to perform as an entry level technician in the biotechnology field. 


    Class Size: 12

    Course Requirements: Chromebook/Laptop, Notebooks


    Course Topics:

    Health and safety in the workplace

    Proper use of basic lab tools

    Solution preparation

    Good Manufacturing Practices

    Aseptic technique

    Mammalian cell culture

    Basic math and chemistry

    Basic communication skills


    Job titles training will prepare you for:

    Clinical Manufacturing Technicians or Associates 

    Biomanufacturing Technicians or Associates

    Pilot Plant Technician or Associate 

    Lab Technicians or Associates 

    GMP Lab Technicians or Associates 

    Quality Control Technicians or Associates 


    Anticipated Pay Scale: 

    $18 to $25 per hour 


    Training Eligibility Requirements

    Criteria  Yes or No  Comments
    High school diploma or HiSet? Yes  HS or GED
    Math grade level (estimate) 8th grade  Measurements using metric units, calculations, basic algebra
    Reading grade level (estimate) 8th grade Need to be able to follow a technical SOP.
    ELL ok or must be English moderately fluent? Yes Must have an understanding of the English language. EL 1 & 2 ok.
    Any physical requirements?  IE ability to lift 50 lb, excellent eye sight Yes Ability to stand for long periods of time, be able to lift 25 lbs with out assistance
    Clean CORI?  No  
    Specific clothing required? Yes Safety glasses, close toed shoes (leather or leather like), no ripped jeans
    Other requirements?   Be available to work nights and weekends