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This course will build on the fundamentals of cleaning validation by expanding into development of cleaning programs utilized in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. Topics that will be...
Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 4.00
Lecture Hours: 12.00
Total Contact Hours: 16.00
This course will cover sophisticated herbal medicine-making methods that will improve and enhance any apothecary. Learn how high-quality tinctures can be produced in just a few hours through an in...
Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 6.00
Total Contact Hours: 6.00
The application of advanced microbiological identification techniques is used in a wide range of pharmaceutical, food, and dietary supplement products and manufacturing processes as regulated by the...
Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 10.00
Lecture Hours: 10.00
Total Contact Hours: 20.00
This course provides an introduction to the basic knowledge and skills needed to work in a laboratory. Instruments and equipment utilized in hands-on training include micropipettes and balances....
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 4.00
Lecture Hours: 4.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
Learn the use of a master validation plan, Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), and Performance Qualification (PQ) protocols, and the relationship of validation to Good...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 16.00
Lecture Hours: 16.00
Total Contact Hours: 32.00
This course will focus on the basics of Clean Room operations. Students will learn the fundamentals and principles associated with parenteral products as it relates to aseptic processing. Topics may...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 96.00
Total Contact Hours: 96.00
Aseptic technique is vital for maintaining product integrity and customer safety. Whether you’re new to the industry or just need to brush up your skills, Aseptic Processing Level I provides the...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 10.00
Lecture Hours: 14.00
Total Contact Hours: 24.00
Delve more deeply into the Aseptic Processing arena with intensive hands-on instruction of aseptic techniques in a simulated cGMP environment. Instruction includes process simulations of filtrations...
Level: Intermediate
Lab Hours: 11.00
Lecture Hours: 11.00
Total Contact Hours: 22.00
In this introductory course, students will learn how to perform functions normally expected in a laboratory setting. Gain a basic knowledge of and learn how to operate and calibrate scientific...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 13.00
Lecture Hours: 17.00
Total Contact Hours: 30.00
This course introduces the basics of work in a laboratory setting. Hands-on training includes the use of instruments and equipment such as pipettes, micropipettes, balances, pH meters, autoclaves,...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 8.00
Lecture Hours: 8.00
Total Contact Hours: 16.00
This introductory course is for those interested in a career in a microbiology laboratory - or those new to the field who want to build basic skills. These skills are used in the manufacturing...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 12.00
Lecture Hours: 4.00
Total Contact Hours: 16.00
Practical microscopy skills are useful to lab technicians, quality control/ quality assurance personnel, and many others employed in the food, beverage, and natural products fields. This class will...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 4.00
Lecture Hours: 0.00
Total Contact Hours: 4.00
This course is designed to provide basic preparation for entry-level process technician jobs in bioprocess manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing and chemical manufacturing. Course competencies...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 128.00
Total Contact Hours: 128.00
Deciding what business entity form is best for your company is among the most critical early decisions every entrepreneur must make. The legal structure chosen must adequately protect the enterprise'...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 2.00
Total Contact Hours: 2.00
This course was designed to communicate to employees the importance of understanding manufacturing as a business. Students will learn concepts to help them understand the big picture of how their...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 20.00
Total Contact Hours: 20.00
This course allows community college instructors to experience industrial biotechnology through lectures and hands-on production of green fluorescent protein (GFP) within a current good manufacturing...
Level: Intermediate
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 0.00
Total Contact Hours: 0.00
Build on the fundamentals of bioprocessing as taught in the Capstone course Operations of Biotechnology Processes. Mammalian systems are discussed, and other industrially relevant systems are briefly...
Level: Intermediate
Lab Hours: 16.00
Lecture Hours: 16.00
Total Contact Hours: 32.00
Chromatography is a critical operational step in many pharmaceutical downstream processes. In this course, you will learn chromatography fundamentals, design, operations, key mechanisms, and...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 16.00
Lecture Hours: 16.00
Total Contact Hours: 32.00
Learn the role and importance of cleaning and disinfection in aseptic processing areas. Topics covered include regulatory requirements, cleanroom environments, basic microbiology, cleaning,...
Level: Intermediate
Lab Hours: 4.00
Lecture Hours: 4.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
A classroom component will address the requirements and science behind aseptic gowning followed by a practice gowning lab. After this formal training, each student will be required to...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 2.00
Lecture Hours: 6.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the clinical research process and its history and evolution. Topics include phase of clinical trials, protection of human subjects, roles of the...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 40.00
Total Contact Hours: 40.00
Interactively learn and apply requirements in validating Computer System Applications. By concentrating on information systems and instruction on how to meet requirements of CFR 21, Part 11...
Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 16.00
Total Contact Hours: 16.00
Learn multiple aspects of commissioning and qualification and how they integrate to support validation activities. Concepts covered include the traditional approach to C & Q, Integrated C & Q...
Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 8.00
Lecture Hours: 8.00
Total Contact Hours: 16.00
This course will establish a foundation in laboratory skills and safety. We'll discuss basic math generally needed for work in the lab, including significant figures, rounding, and conversions. We...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 4.00
Lecture Hours: 4.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
Students in this introductory class will learn the importance of the microbiology lab to the brewery. In this class, we will explore the basic microbiological techniques used to evaluate and maintain...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 4.00
Lecture Hours: 4.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
Course three will include basic chemistry techniques and some more advanced instrumentation. Participants will be exposed to a range of equipment and testing methods to prepare them for working in...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 4.00
Lecture Hours: 4.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
This certification program consists of four classes designed to introduce participants to the basic lab skills needed to thrive in a craft beverage quality assurance (QA)/quality control (QC)...
Total Contact Hours: 0.00
This course provides an overview of distribution and logistics management. Core topics may include warehousing, inventory control, material handling, global logistics, operations management, software...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 120.00
Total Contact Hours: 120.00
This course provides instruction on the fundamentals of electrical theory and components. Core topics include basic electricity, wiring components, applied math/measurements, and electrical and...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 220.00
Total Contact Hours: 220.00
Expand your knowledge in the application of current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) in the production of biopharmaceuticals. An overview of topics will be covered from current regulations found...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 16.00
Total Contact Hours: 16.00
Elements of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is designed to equip food production employees and floor supervisors with the understanding they need to work in compliance with a...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 8.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (aka Preventive Controls for Human Food) is intended to ensure safe...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 8.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
Regulatory authorities are increasingly expecting on-going, competent assessments of internally and externally sourced processes and materials. This course provides foundational information on...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 8.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
Evaluate the Environmental Monitoring (EM) program by examining the aseptic filling process and controlled environments, including information on the quality of the aseptic processing environment as...
Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 12.00
Total Contact Hours: 12.00
This course is designed to teach students how to repair major appliances. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared for entry level positions in major appliance repair.
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 90.00
Total Contact Hours: 90.00
Learn the fundamentals of fermentation technology and processes in the chemical and biotechnology industries. Lecture topics include microbial nutrition and growth, sterilization principles,...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 12.00
Lecture Hours: 12.00
Total Contact Hours: 24.00
Participants successfully completing this course will be eligible for the forklift operator's license. Topics to be presented include basic design of lift trucks, stabilization of trucks, maintenance...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 10.00
Total Contact Hours: 10.00
Learn the principles and techniques of preparing lyophilized biopharmaceutical products. Vaccines and API's are often frozen and then dried to precise moisture content for stabilization and long-term...
Level: Intermediate
Lab Hours: 10.00
Lecture Hours: 10.00
Total Contact Hours: 20.00
The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended...
Level: Intermediate
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 24.00
Total Contact Hours: 24.00
Biomolecules are often the end product and a critical component of the bioprocessing and biopharmaceutical industries. This course provides a basic introduction to inorganic and organic chemistry...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 20.00
Total Contact Hours: 20.00
This course will provide the basic understanding and fundamentals of cleaning validation utilized in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. The course will follow the general lifecycle...
Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 8.00
Lecture Hours: 8.00
Total Contact Hours: 16.00
Properly executed food safety practices - personal hygiene, good manufacturing practices, and sanitation - ensure that human and animal food is safe for consumption. This course will explore food...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 2.00
Lecture Hours: 6.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
Fundamental microbiological techniques are applied to a wide range of manufacturing processes regulated by the FDA, USDA, and other agencies. This course covers the concepts and techniques of...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 10.00
Lecture Hours: 10.00
Total Contact Hours: 20.00
This course reviews HVAC system fundamentals, providing an overview of critical parameters for products and processes that can be affected by HVAC. The course also covers pharmaceutical water,...
Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 3.00
Lecture Hours: 5.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
This course is designed to introduce technicians and professionals to the principles and regulatory requirements of current drug, biologic and medical product validation.
Level: Intermediate
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 8.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
This course covers five modules related to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Topics include an orientation to GMP, documentation, conducting investigations, QC (Quality Control) laboratory...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 96.00
Total Contact Hours: 96.00
This course presents the regulatory requirements and best practices for pharmaceutical documents, documentation, and record keeping. Topics covered will include: a review of the differences between...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 8.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
Develop an understanding of the documentation guidelines required for the generation of acceptable EPA and FDA product registration safety studies. A series of exercises, including labeling exercises...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 3.00
Lecture Hours: 5.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
Having a sound quality control (QC) system in place and meeting the documentation standards for regulatory compliance can mean gaining familiarity with analytical testing. If you've seen the acronyms...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 2.00
Total Contact Hours: 2.00
High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a chemistry technique used to separate chemical compound(s) of interest from other compounds in a liquid sample. When HPLC is coupled to a detection...
Level: Intermediate
Lab Hours: 6.00
Lecture Hours: 10.00
Total Contact Hours: 16.00
This course is designed to give the student an introduction to safety and environmental regulations. Course content includes an overview of safety, health, and environmental considerations including...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 80.00
Total Contact Hours: 80.00
Topics covered in this course include basic safety management, the role of the safety coordinator, accident control programming, critical safety issues in industry, and overview of OSHA regulations....
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 44.00
Total Contact Hours: 44.00
This course reviews the regulatory requirements and methods for determining calibration specifications and relates these methods to validation of critical utilities, manufacturing processes and...
Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 8.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
This course gives an overview of computer validation and its fundamental principles, for both automation and information systems. The course addresses the CGMP requirements related to computer...
Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 4.00
Lecture Hours: 4.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
This course will provide an overview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) GMP’s that apply to food, beverage, and natural product companies.  Guidance and regulation will be presented for...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 14.00
Total Contact Hours: 14.00
Developing or following a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan can be daunting. This course will help participants at all levels better understand how HACCP systems work and their role...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 16.00
Total Contact Hours: 16.00
This course is designed to provide practical instruction for basic laboratory techniques that are used in a wide variety of laboratory settings. Emphasis is placed on team interaction and hands-on...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 130.00
Total Contact Hours: 130.00
This course introduces students to the concept of lean manufacturing as a means of waste reduction. Topics include the examination of manufacturing operations and the incorporation of lean techniques...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 180.00
Total Contact Hours: 180.00
This workshop will introduce participants to identifying and evaluating botanical raw materials using the senses. Organoleptic analyses evaluate the look, feel, aroma, taste, and fracture of...
Level: Intermediate
Lab Hours: 3.00
Lecture Hours: 3.00
Total Contact Hours: 6.00
Learn the roles maintenance personnel perform in aseptic processing facilities. Through lecture and hands-on activities, we'll review proper aseptic techniques, sterility assurance, and cleanroom...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 8.00
Lecture Hours: 8.00
Total Contact Hours: 16.00
This course prepares individuals to repair and maintain electrical and mechanical systems and physical structures of commercial and industrial institutions. Emphasis is on multi-disciplined systems...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 330.00
Total Contact Hours: 330.00
This course covers the basic and technical skills needed to prepare student for advanced, high-performance manufacturing environment. Course topics may include safety, quality practices &...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 160.00
Total Contact Hours: 160.00
Learn the principles, requirements, and expectations of Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) for medical device production. Topics covered include the regulatory definition of what constitutes...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 16.00
Total Contact Hours: 16.00
Micropipettes are common laboratory devices used to accurately dispense small volumes of liquid samples. This course focuses on the principles of micropipetting techniques used in biotechnology and...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 5.00
Lecture Hours: 3.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
Botanically based dyes can be made from native plants and mushrooms, common 'weeds', and easy to grow garden plants. In this workshop we will discuss the best plant material to use for making natural...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 2.00
Lecture Hours: 1.00
Total Contact Hours: 3.00
This course is a competency-based training program designed to provide students with enhanced career opportunities in manufacturing. Students are introduced to the basic concepts of manufacturing by...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 96.00
Total Contact Hours: 96.00
This course will focus on the details of the typical processing procedures utilized to produce a biopharmaceutical - a pharmaceutical produced by biotechnology. An understanding of the science and...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 16.00
Lecture Hours: 16.00
Total Contact Hours: 32.00
This course covers two operational practice modules related to pharmaceutical manufacturing and one survey module related to drug delivery systems. Operational practice topics include raw materials,...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 24.00
Total Contact Hours: 24.00
Making stable and effective herbal preparations requires knowing your herbal constituents and how best to extract, deliver, and preserve them. Focusing on liquid herbal extracts, this class will...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 3.00
Total Contact Hours: 3.00
Phytochemistry refers to the chemical structures in plants. This introduction to botanical constituents as they relate to herbal products will be taught in simple and accessible terminology....
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 6.00
Total Contact Hours: 6.00
Gain hands-on laboratory experience in sample preparation and purification techniques used in High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) analysis of biological samples for trace levels of...
Level: Intermediate
Lab Hours: 12.00
Lecture Hours: 20.00
Total Contact Hours: 32.00
This course reviews the regulatory requirements and methods for validating pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes. Topics covered include: The history of Process Validation...
Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 8.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
This class is an opportunity to holistically explore the ancient art of fermentation in the tradition of Frank Cook, Sandor Katz, Sally Fallon and others. The class will start with a lecture on basic...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 1.50
Lecture Hours: 1.50
Total Contact Hours: 3.00
A Project Execution Plan (PEP) is much more than a chart showing timescales - it is a document describing how, when, and by whom a specific target or set of targets is to be achieved. These targets...
Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 16.00
Total Contact Hours: 16.00
This hands-on workshop will help you set up and customize a new company file using QuickBooks Online. This course will combine an introduction to the program as well as hands-on learning with...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 1.00
Lecture Hours: 1.00
Total Contact Hours: 2.00
Participants will learn techniques and tools that will help them better organize, write and edit reports and other technical documents. Topics covered will include: developing a document using an...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 8.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
This course will focus on the operation of the Riboprinter, proprietary instrumentation used to quickly and accurately characterize and identify bacterial isolates in the pharmaceutical and other FDA...
Level: Intermediate
Lab Hours: 8.00
Lecture Hours: 12.00
Total Contact Hours: 20.00
Reduce the cost of validation and time-to-market of innovative products while ensuring product quality and patient safety by using risk-based approaches to validation. Review risk-based approaches as...
Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 12.00
Total Contact Hours: 12.00
Gain hands-on (laboratory-based) experience in sample preparation and purification techniques for use in HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatographic) analysis of biological samples for trace levels...
Level: Intermediate
Lab Hours: 8.00
Lecture Hours: 8.00
Total Contact Hours: 16.00
Seafood HACCP Segment Two is a one-day practical course developed by the Seafood HACCP Alliance (SHA) and Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO). This FDA recognized course provides a...
Level: Intermediate
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 8.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
This class will focus on getting your bookkeeping system set up correctly by discussing the chart of accounts, general administrative & selling expenses, fixed assets versus operating expenses,...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 2.00
Total Contact Hours: 2.00
This course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of steam sterilization as well as the current methods of validation for sterile processes in the pharma/biotech manufacturing...
Level: Intermediate
Lab Hours: 12.00
Lecture Hours: 12.00
Total Contact Hours: 24.00
This course prepares individuals for the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional exam. Emphasis is placed on the broad view of operations, extending beyond internal operations to encompass the...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 30.00
Total Contact Hours: 30.00
This five part webinar series is designed to provide practical clinical tools for practitioners of herbalism, acupuncture, and other healing modalities. Each of the five webinars explores an aspect...
Total Contact Hours: 0.00
This course provides knowledge, training, and information about total quality management. Core topics focus on the three principles of quality management: control, assurance, and improvement. Upon...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 60.00
Total Contact Hours: 60.00
Learn the fundamental principles of validation documentation, including different types of documentation, the purpose of each, how they are utilized to ensure compliance, and how to utilize basic...
Level: Intermediate
Lab Hours: 2.00
Lecture Hours: 6.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
Learn the process for validation of automated equipment and process control systems typically found in the biomanufacturing or pharmaceutical facilities using GAMP 5 and other guidelines. Highly...
Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 6.00
Lecture Hours: 10.00
Total Contact Hours: 16.00
Course will provide a detailed overview of the series of activities required for validation of a biopharmaceutical process, which take place over the product lifecycle. Participants will gain a...
Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 2.00
Lecture Hours: 6.00
Total Contact Hours: 8.00
This course provides an overview of viral vaccines. Topics may include the definition and history of viral vaccines, viral vaccine manufacturing and an introduction to the immune system.
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 0.00
Lecture Hours: 24.00
Total Contact Hours: 24.00
Maintenance of formal, written SOPs is required to maintain compliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). In addition, an effective documentation system can...
Level: Beginner
Lab Hours: 2.00
Lecture Hours: 2.00
Total Contact Hours: 4.00