SLCC General Catalog

Biomanufacturing CC

CTE Certificate Of Completion
30 credits minimum

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Program Description

The courses of study available in the Biomanufacturing program provide students with training for entry- to mid- level positions at companies manufacturing biotechnological products.  The program’s curriculum is driven and supported by the local biomanufacturing industry, and focuses on using innovative practical activities to deliver the hands-on experience students require for the effective mastery of concepts and skills. Classes are taught by faculty with extensive experience in the biotechnology manufacturing industry. The main biomanufacturing sectors represented in the state are companies specializing in medical devices, natural products, pharmaceuticals, and a number of contract testing and research organizations. Local companies are anticipating that their skilled workforce needs will be fulfilled by the well-trained talent produced by the Biomanufacturing Program.

The Biomanufacturing Certificate of Completion is intended to be a short but intensive training program that can be completed in two semesters. Students will be introduced to the history of biotechnology and the local biomanufacturing industry, including the typical manufacturing process and career paths; master specific skills, including effective communication and documentation, workplace safety, quality control activities, and critical thinking; demonstrate their understanding of the various aspects of quality systems and regulations governing the biomanufacturing industry; reinforce concepts and skills learned by participating as a member of team that manufactures a specified quantity of a real biotechnological product. Students desiring additional biomanufacturing training can continue with the Biomanufacturing Diploma and/or the Biomanufacturing AAS tracks.

Estimated Time to Completion

If student follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is two semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1010

Intermed Algebra

4

A

RDG 0990; within past year MATH 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 

 

 

Distribution Areas: (3-4 Credits)

Choose an additional three to four credits from one of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

 

Required Courses: (12 Credits)

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BUS 1050

Foundation Business

3

A

 

OR

 

 

 

 

MKTG 1050

Consumerism (ID)

3

A

 

BMAN 1110

Int Biomanufacturing (ID)

3

F, Sp

 

BMAN 1120

Basic Bioman Skills

1

F, Sp

BMAN 1110 (can be taken concurrently) or instructor approval

BMAN 1150

Bioman Qual Sys & Reg

3

F, Sp

BMAN 1110 and BMAN 1120 w/C grade or better or instructor approval

BMAN 1180

Bioman Experience

2

F, Sp

BMAN 1110 and BMAN 1120 w/C grade or better or instructor approval

Program Electives: (2-4 Credits)

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BMAN 2910

STUDENTfacturED Internship

2-4

F, Sp

BMAN 1150 and BMAN 1180 w/C grade or better or instructor permission

Sample Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ENGL 1010

3

  CM

3

MATH 1010

4

  HR

3

BMAN 1110

3

  Distribution

3

BMAN 1120

1

  BMAN 1150

3

BUS 1050

3

  BMAN 1180

2

OR

 

  ELEC

2-3

MKTG 1050

 

 

Total

14

Total

16-18


Advising Notes

Students successfully completing BMAN 1150 will receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Quality Systems and Regulations. This certificate recognizes their mastery of the concepts and skills in this critical and foundational core Biomanufacturing course. Certificates of Proficiency will be awarded for specific skill sets mastered, and can be utilized by employers to assess the skill level of an individual in both the hiring and promotional processes.

 

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate introductory knowledge in:

  • The history of biotechnology and its applications
  • The local biomanufacturing industry
  • The blend of sciences involved in biomanufacturing
  • Biomanufacturing careers
  • The overall biomanufacturing process – the “big picture”
  • Basic biomanufacturing-related activities and specific processes
  • Quality management basics
  • Case studies of product failures

 Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge in quality systems and regulations, which govern the biomanufacturing industry:

  • Evolution of quality systems
  • Evolution of federal regulations
  • Generic quality management structure
  • Quality system documents
  • How to perform inspections
  • How to qualify vendors
  • Audits
  • Non-conformance and corrective / preventative actions
  • System improvements

 

Students will demonstrate basic science knowledge in:

  • General biology (BIOL 1610 / 1615)
  • Microbiology (BIOL 2060 / 2065)
  • Elementary chemistry (CHEM 1110 / 1115)
  • Basic molecular biology techniques (BTEC 2010)

 

Students will demonstrate mastery of concepts and skills related to advanced biomanufacturing topics that are specific to their chosen biomanufacturing emphasis

1 – Substantive Knowledge

Students will demonstrate mastery of the following communication-related skills, which are highly applicable to the biomanufacturing setting:

  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Effective documentation
  • Basic computer skills
  • Laboratory / workplace safety

2 – Communicate Effectively

 

Students will demonstrate proper data collection, handling, and analysis skills, particularly for quality assurance and control purposes as well as for troubleshooting and problem-solving

3 – Develop Quantitative Literacies

 

Students will demonstrate their ability to think critically for a variety of biomanufacturing-related functions:

  • Application of substantive knowledge
  • Quality assurance / quality control
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving of biomanufacturing processes and/or product issues
  • Facilitation of system improvements

4 – Think Critically

 

Students will demonstrate their ability to hold meaningful discussions about biomanufacturing concepts, skills, and related topics with those in the biomanufacturing field as well as those with limited or no knowledge.

5 – Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

Department Contact Info

Biotechnology Department

Jordan Campus
Jordan Health Sciences Building (JHS)

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-6450

Biomanufacturing Program

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 209
801-957-4858

Program Faculty

Instructors
Vivian Ngan-Winward