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Course Curriculum

Solano Community College’s Biomanufacturing Bachelor Degree Program
Course Curriculum

Course Unit Course Description
BIOT 401 - Biomanufacturing Process Sciences and Engineering Principles (Lecture/Lab) 5 - Physical and chemical principles of biochemical engineering that enable large cell culture
- Thermodynamics and the properties of fluids; mass and heat transfer, fluid flow, and the energy relationships in fluid systems
- Biomanufacturing technologies enabling large scale upstream and downstream processes
BIOT 402 - Design of Experiments for Biomanufacturing (Lecture/Lab) 4 - Established methods to systematically vary process parameters to improve and optimize a biomanufacturing process
BIOT 403 - Design of Biomanufacturing Facilities, Critical Utilities, Processes and Equipment (Lecture) 4 - An examination of how the robust design of all aspects of a biomanufacturing facility minimizes errors
- The role of Quality by Design (ICH Q8) in facility design
- Processes and equipment in biological production, recovery, and purification
- Aseptic process design
- Clean utility and support systems
BIOT 404 - Bioprocess Monitoring and Control (Lecture/Lab) 5 - The measurement, monitoring, modeling, and control of biomanufacturing processes
BIOT 405 - Emerging Biomanufacturing Technologies (Seminar) 3 - An examination of new technologies in biological production and purification operations
BIOT 406 - Supply Chain and Enterprise Resource Planning (Lecture) 3 - Manage flow of materials in a supply chain
- Understand the design, planning and execution of raw material procurement and use
- Eligibility for certification test
BIOT 407 - Advanced Topics in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs (Lecture) 4 - Study of the harmonized quality system approaches of ICH Q8, 9, 10, and 11, including quality risk management, qualification, and validation
BIOT 408 – Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing (Lecture/ Discussion) 4 - Study of key six sigma concepts and tools; the DMAIC phases: design, measure, analyze, improve, and control
- Use and implementation of lean tools to reduce waste
- Completion of this course prepares students to earn a certification in six sigma
BIOT 409 – Methods in Quality Improvements, Investigations, and Audits (Lecture) 4 - The study of continuous quality improvement techniques, including investigational methods into process deviations
BIOT 410 – Emerging Trends in Biomanufacturing Quality (Seminar) 3 - An examination of new regulatory requirements and changes to current practices in biomanufacturing quality