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Biomanufacturing

Contact

Ishfaq Ahmed, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
iahmed@kckcc.edu
913-288-7342

Edward Kremer, Ph.D.
Dean, Math, Science, Business and Technology Division
ekremer@kckcc.edu

 

Mission

The Biomanufacturing program prepares students for STEM education or skilled workforce in biomanufacturing industry by providing necessary knowledge and skills.

Biomanufacturing Certificate

Kansas City Kansas Community College offers the biomanufacturing program to the students interested in careers in the field of biotechnology/ biomanufacturing. This one-year program is based on 16 credit hours spread in two semesters. Biomanufacturing program provides necessary knowledge, and skills to the students to enter as professional workforce in biomanufacturing industry, life science organizations, and research institutions. Other related career opportunities include research and development, manufacturing and quality control, and sales & marketing.

After successful completion of this program, students may apply for entry-level jobs in biomanufacturing industry or pursue higher studies in biotechnology. Some credits count towards the Associate of Science or Bachelor’s degree at various colleges.

Learn More About the Certificate

Skills Learned

  1. Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  2. Basic biochemistry techniques
  3. Aseptic techniques
  4. Cell culture techniques
  5. Microscopy
  6. Bacterial culture using bioreactor/ CGQ/LIS technology
  7. Differential staining of various bacteria
  8. Cell and molecular biology techniques
  9. Basic bioinformatics
  10. Documentation and much more

Biomanufacturing Careers Examples

  • agricultural technician
  • biomanufacturing technician
  • cell culture technician
  • clinical laboratory technologist
  • fermentation specialist
  • genomics technician    
  • laboratory assistant     
  • quality control technician        
  • research technician     
  • water quality technician

Biomanufacturing Careers Requiring Advanced Degrees Examples

Career fields that need an associates, bachelors or graduate degree

  • agricultural/ animal associate
  • biomedical engineer
  • educator
  • bioinformatician
  • forensic scientist
  • microbiologist
  • pathologist
  • scientist

Financial Aid

There are numerous sources of funding to assist students in meeting the cost of education. The student financial aid program at Kansas City Kansas Community College exists to help students access funding sources, which can be used to pay for tuition, books, fees and living expenses while they pursue an educational degree.

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