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Academic Programs

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Hands-on, industry-focused academic programs

From commonly used medications such as insulin and vaccines to new and cutting-edge gene and cell therapies, the field of biomanufacturing is dynamic and growing rapidly in North Carolina, the United States, and around the world. BTEC is a key partner in providing highly qualified graduates to join and lead the biomanufacturing industry. 

What makes our academic programs unique is our dedication to teaching what is current and relevant in the industry while tailoring our courses to provide students with the direct hands-on experience they need to make a significant impact on the job immediately after graduation.


Our academic programs provide:

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Training in a state-of-the-art facility that simulates current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP)

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Experience with equipment and processes that are specific to biomanufacturing

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Teaching led by faculty and staff from both academic and industry backgrounds

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Networking, career, and professional development opportunities, including an annual career fair


We are proud of our students:

As of fall 2020, BTEC has graduated over 580 students in our undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate programs. Our students are very successful in the biomanufacturing field, and with plenty of job opportunities, most stay in North Carolina:

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97% of students got a job or went to graduate school within 6 months of graduation

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85% of students with biomanufacturing jobs stayed in North Carolina

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80% of students with jobs stayed in the Triangle Area: Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill


Is BTEC for you? 

Our students come with a variety of backgrounds. In 2020–2021 alone, BTEC taught students from 49 different academic programs and majors. In addition, we serve a variety of students from full-time students to non-degree seeking students. Check out our academic programs below to see if biomanufacturing is a good fit for you:

Undergraduate programs

Undergraduate-level certificate or minor for NC State University undergraduates seeking degrees

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Post-Baccalaureate Program

Undergraduate-level certificate for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree from any institution — for non-degree seeking students

Read about our post-baccalaureate program »

Graduate Programs

Graduate-level certificate, minor and degrees; graduate certificates may be awarded to non-degree seeking students

Read about our graduate programs »