Take the next step toward your civilian career.

Start training for your next chapter in the life sciences through the BioWork program.

Did you know the skills you’ve learned during your military career are transferrable to a career in the life sciences?

Biopharma manufacturing companies across North Carolina value the same skills you’ve developed during your military career: attention to detail, ability to follow processes, problem-solving capabilities, and teamwork to effectively and efficiently get work done.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to train for a new role in the life sciences, with tuition and material costs covered upon admittance.

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BioWork Program

Did you know we offer a program that teaches you the technical skills needed in biopharma manufacturing?

BioWork is designed to teach you the foundational skills you need to begin a career in biopharma manufacturing. This program is widely used to train and develop process technician roles found in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or chemical manufacturing companies. The program covers topics such as current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), technology and equipment processes, quality control, general biopharma manufacturing operations fundamentals, and much more.

Program Locations, Dates and Delivery

Participants have the option of taking the certification program at Central Carolina Community College or Durham Technical Community College.

Central Carolina Community College

  • Program Dates: May 24 - June 21, 2021
  • Delivery: Hybrid; In-person lab Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Registration deadline: April 30, 2021

Durham Technical Community College

  • Program Dates: July 7 - September 17, 2021
  • Delivery: Hybrid, In-person lab Wednesdays 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Registration Deadline: July 2, 2021


  • Program offered at Central Carolina Community College or Durham Tech Community College

  • Participation in the BioWork program does not require a science background or prior science training

  • The tuition and materials costs are covered upon admittance in the program


    Upon successful completion of the training, you will increase your job-ready transferrable assets and be prepared to interview with industry leaders like Merck and Pfizer


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Register now

This unique opportunity is only available to the Military community and offered for free upon admittance.

There is limited space available for this program. Sign up today!

Success Stories

Hear from fellow service members who have made the transition to life sciences.

Military Service Members in Biopharma Manufacturing Initiative

This initiative is a collaboration between partners designed to grow the life sciences talent pipeline in select regions.

© 2021 NIIMBL. This project was developed with an award from the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing
Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) and financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of
Standards and Technology (70NANB17H002).

Photo credits:

Header photo by Department of Defense/Staff Sgt. Curtis J. Lenz
North Carolina State University Biotechnology Training and Education Center

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