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Bioprocessing Technology - Certificate (Career)

Application Code 298

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room SET-430—443-518-1600.

Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium
Frederick Community College Certificate

The Bioprocessing Technology certificate prepares 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 develop a strong basic science foundation with a sound understanding of the major technologies employed in the industry. They will also develop collaborative and disciplined work ethics while consistently practicing problem-solving skills.  Upon successful completion of the certificate, individuals will possess the necessary skills to qualify for employment in a variety of bioprocessing industries.

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 101General Biology I

4

BIOL 107Fundamentals of Microbiology

4

OR

BIOL 200Microbiology

4

CHEM 101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 102General Inorganic Chemistry II

4

Courses Offered at Frederick Community College

Course NumberTitleCredits
BI 140Biotechnology and Society

3

BI 220Cell Biology and Tissue Culture

4

BPM 102Bioprocessing Environment

3

BPM 103Laboratory Techniques I

1

BPM 110Bioprocessing Measurements

4

BPM 214Techniques in Bioproduction

4

Total Credit Hours: 35

Students interested in pursuing a degree at HCC in addition to preparing for this certificate should see “Allied Health Programs” or “Mid-Maryland Allied Health Care Education Consortium”  and also meet with an allied health advisor in the office of Admissions and Advising.

For important information about this program, including the graduation rate and median debt of students who completed, please visit http://apps.frederick.edu/gainful-employment/BioProcessing.html.