Solano Community College Biomanufacturing Bachelor Degree Program

Biomanufacturing Courses

Course Description
BIOT 401 Biomanufacturing Process Sciences and Engineering Principles (Lecture/Lab)
  • 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 406 Supply Chain and Enterprise Resource Planning (Lecture)
  • 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 402 Design of Experiments for Biomanufacturing (Lecture/Lab)
  • Established methods to systematically vary process parameters to improve and optimize a biomanufacturing process
  • BIOT 407 Advanced Topics in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs (Lecture)
  • Study of the harmonized quality system approaches of ICH Q8, 9, 10, and 11, including quality risk management, qualification, and validation
  • BIOT 403 Design of Biomanufacturing Facilities, Critical Utilities, Processes, and Equipment (Lecture)
  • 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 408 Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing (Lecture/Discussion)
  • 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 404 Bioprocess Monitoring and Control (Lecture/Lab)
  • The measurement, monitoring, modeling, and control of biomanufacturing processes

  • BIOT 409 Methods in Quality Improvements , Investigations, and Audits (Lecture)
  • The study of continuous quality improvement techniques, including investigational methods into process deviations
  • BIOT 405 Emerging Biomanufacturing Technologies (Seminar)
  • An examination of new technologies in biological production and purification operations
  • BIOT 410 Emerging Trends in Biomanufacturing Quality (Seminar)
  • An examination of new regulatory requirements and changes to current practices in biomanufacturing quality

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