Schedule of Short Courses

Trainees participate in a hands-on activity in BTEC's large-scale fermentation lab

The biomanufacturing industry grows and changes rapidly from year to year, creating significant educational demands on our workforce. BTEC is committed to providing updated, cutting-edge short courses to workers who are grounded in the industry and interested in taking advantage of new developments in the field.

Click any course title below to learn more and download a detailed course outline. You can also download a printable, chronological version of the 2024 schedule (PDF). Be sure to note BTEC's Professional Certificate in Biomanufacturing Science. Courses eligible for the certificate are identified with one or more of the following symbols:

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For detailed information on payment, available discounts, and travel, please review the Information for Participants.

BTEC’s 2024 Industry Training Open Enrollment schedule has been released, and registration is now open. Please join our mailing list to receive updates about courses BTEC will be offering next year.

Analytical Technologies

Course name Dates
analytical courseAnalytical Methods for Gene Therapy Vector Characterization and Testing
Dec 5–7, 2023 new
July 16–18, 2024
Dec 3–5, 2024
analytical courseBiopharmaceutical Assay Essentials June 25–27, 2024


Course name Dates
Biomanufacturing Automation Fundamentals July 23–24, 2024
Hands-On Essentials of Automation for Biomanufacturing June 18–19, 2024
upstream coursePAT for Real-time Culture Monitoring and Closed-Loop Process Control Oct 3–5, 2023
March 12–14, 2024
Sept 10–12, 2024


Course name Dates
Applied Cleaning Validation Practices: A STERIS Master Class TBA
downstream courseChromatography Column Packing: Foundations and Applications TBA
analytical coursedownstream courseupstream courseHands-On cGMP Biomanufacturing of Vectors for Gene Therapy June 11–14, 2024
downstream courseupstream courseHands-On cGMP Biomanufacturing Operations June 24–27, 2024
July 29–Aug. 1, 2024
downstream courseupstream courseHands-On Single-Use Processing for Biopharmaceuticals Oct. 10–12, 2023
Hands-On Viral Vaccine Manufacture TBA
analytical courseMicrobial Contamination Control in Bioprocessing Operations Oct. 10–12, 2023
Nov 5–7, 2024

Bioprocess Development

Course name Dates
downstream courseApplied Principles and Techniques of Depth Flow Filtration (DFF) and Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF) for BioPharm Downstream Purification October 24–27, 2023
October 22–25, 2024
downstream courseDownstream Biopharmaceutical Processes: Fundamentals and Design May 21–23, 2024
Fundamentals of Mammalian Cell Line Development June 18–20, 2024
Introduction to Design of Experiments (DoE) for Bioprocess Analysis and Optimization TBA
downstream courseProtein Precipitation and Crystallization
May 21–22, 2024

Bioprocess Engineering

Course name Dates
upstream courseCell Culture Engineering Sept. 19–21, 2023
Sept 17–19, 2024
upstream courseFermentation Engineering May 21–23, 2024
June 4–6, 2024


Course name Dates
Biopharmaceutical Lyophilization and Spray Drying May 13–16, 2024
downstream courseFoundations of Downstream Processing and Formulation TBA

Online Courses

Course name Dates
new!Applied Mass Spectrometry in Biomanufacturing Free limited-time preview
Fundamentals of Biomanufacturing Enrollment ongoing
downstream coursenew!Introduction to Chemical Modification of Protein Therapeutics Release 1.5 Enrollment ongoing
downstream coursenew!Trends and Emerging Technologies in Downstream Biopharmaceutical Processing Enrollment ongoing
upstream courseUpstream Process Development for Biopharmaceutical Production Oct. 20–Nov. 2, 2023
Oct 18–31, 2024