Bioprocess Professions

Bioprocess Technology Certificate

http://www.sandburg.edu/Academics/Degree-Certificates/Bioprocess%20Technology/index.html

This certificate is designed to refresh skills for individuals who have great technical skills in the manufacturing area and are looking to explore the bioprocess areas.

Bioprocess Fermentation Technician Certificate

http://www.sandburg.edu/Academics/Degree-Certificates/Bioprocess%20Fermentation%20Technician%20Certificate/index.html

This certificate is designed to prepare individuals to be entry level technicians in the renewable energy and/or waste water control and treatment sectors.

Bioprocess Operations Technician AAS

http://www.sandburg.edu/Academics/Degree-Certificates/Bioprocess%20Operations%20AAS/index.html

This degree program is designed to prepare individuals to become professional technicians in the renewable energy, waste water control and treatment and/or chemical processing sectors.

Industry Growth

According to Illinois Renewable Fuels Association, there are 12 plants producing approximately 1 billion gallons of ethanol annually.  Further, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, reports the Bioprocess industry employs over 11,000 workers with an additional 3,700 workers needed over the next 8 years.

Admission to the Program: Open

First-Time Enrollees

  1. Complete an application for admission to the College and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  2. Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Complete the placement exam.
  4. Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process

Department of Career and Corporate Development

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309.341.5313

For Additional Information Contact:

The Welcome Center
Phone: 309.345.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

For Graduation Requirements:

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details.

Bioprocess Technology - Certificate

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
ELT.100 Electrical Fundamentals 3
BFM.101 Biofuels Fundamentals 2
MFG.130 Industrial Safety 2
CHM.100 Concepts of Chemistry 3
WEL.101 Fundamentals of Welding Theory 2
WEL.103 Welding Survey 1
MAT.101 Technical Mathematics 1 3
 Total Semester Hours16
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 (Students who do not expect to complete their degree within five years should refer to the Graduation Requirements section in this catalog.)

Bioprocess Fermentation Technician - Certificate

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
ELT.100 Electrical Fundamentals 3
BFM.101 Biofuels Fundamentals 2
MFG.130 Industrial Safety 2
CHM.100 Concepts of Chemistry 3
WEL.101 Fundamentals of Welding Theory 2
WEL.103 Welding Survey 1
MAT.101 Technical Mathematics 1 3
Spring Semester
ELT.104 Industrial Electrical Control 3
MAT.102 Technical Mathematics 2 3
MFG.125 Industrial Blueprints 3
BFM.201 Ethanol Production 4
BFM.203 Water Treatment & Control 3
 Total Semester Hours32

Bioprocess Operations Technology AAS

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
BFM.101 Biofuels Fundamentals 2
CHM.100 Concepts of Chemistry 3
ELT.100 Electrical Fundamentals 3
MAT.101 Technical Mathematics 1 3
MFG.130 Industrial Safety 2
WEL.101 Fundamentals of Welding Theory 2
WEL.103 Welding Survey 1
Spring Semester
BFM.201 Ethanol Production 4
BFM.203 Water Treatment & Control 3
ELT.104 Industrial Electrical Control 3
MAT.102 Technical Mathematics 2 3
MFG.125 Industrial Blueprints 3
Summer Session
BIO.101 General Biology 4
Second Year
Fall Semester
BFM.202 Biodiesel Production 4
ELT.119 Industrial Electronic Control 3
ELT.120 Electrical/Electronics Troubleshooting 3
ENG.101 Freshman Composition 1 3
HYD.101 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
Spring Semester
BFM.291
Professional Internship 1
or Professional Internship 2
3
BIO.200 General Microbiology 4
BOC.107 Tech Skills for Business Environment 3
BUS.100 Introduction to Business 3
ELT.213 Process Control & Instrumentation 3
 Total Semester Hours68

Kellogg, David M.
associate dean of career and corporate development

The Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) offers classroom space, a computer lab, and houses Carl Sandburg College’s industrial programs. Students may take courses in the following subject areas: welding, biofuels, rail, machine tooling, manufacturing or electrical. The electrical lab features a host of components to aid in student learning including AC/DC trainers. In 2014, Sandburg became a designated National Academy of Railroad Sciences (NARS) training site offering courses in locomotive electrical and locomotive mechanical. Instruction is delivered by individuals with industry-specific expertise and includes specialized coursework using technical equipment. Two diesel engines inside the CME are available for training opportunities. The College’s welding lab offers 16 bay stations and soon will have an additional ten working spaces. The welding area offers a welding simulator, as well as state of the art multi process welding machines.