Bioscience Technology

What is Bioscience?

Bioscience comprises a diverse group of industries and activities that apply the knowledge of living systems to develop and manufacture tomorrow’s products and solutions including:

  • Agricultural Feedstock & Chemicals
  • Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Devices & Equipment
  • Research & Testing

Bioscience in the News





What Bioscience courses are offered at CSCC?

We are currently offering:

BISI 1101 Bioscience Tech I (Autumn Semester)

BISI 1103 Bioscience Tech II (Spring Semester)

Click here for course descriptions and more information.

What’s in it for me?

Specialized training in the areas of:

Good Manufacturing Practices, FDA Regulations, Standard Operating Procedures, Special Manufacturing Processes, IAHCSMN national certification curriculum.

  • Application of the principles and techniques of cleaning, assembly, testing, and identification of patient care equipment
  • Demonstration of packaging techniques for re-usable and disposable supplies and equipment as well as inventory control
  • Demonstration of the assembly, inspection, identification and use of instruments/ procedure trays.
  • Development of entry level proficiency for selected sterilization techniques
  • Incorporation of quality assurance processes and blood borne pathogen protocols
  • Development of professional behaviors required for the successful completion of the Sterile Processing course work.


  • Bioscience Technology Basic Certificate


Free, grant-funded Bioscience classes are no longer available; however, Bioscience I and II are currently available at our affordable tuition rate of $122.62 per credit hour (plus lab fees). These courses will articulate into both the Bioscience Certificate and the Quality Assurance Technology programs.

Bioscience Entry-Level Careers Include:

Material Handler Salary $20,400 - $28,050

Collects and distributes materials between departments & shipping, wraps & protects materials for safe transport, loads and unloads materials, operates forklift.

Aseptic Fill Technician Salary $25,500 - $40,800

Prepares finished product from purified active pharmaceutical ingredient, operates/maintains equipment, maintains records.

Manufacturing Technician Salary $25,500 - $40,800

Assists manufacturing staff in specific operations, operates and maintains production equipment, assists in manufacturing production-scale product, maintains records.

CNC Machine Operator Salary $30,000 - $35,000

Coordinates & consults with other workers to design, lay out, or detail components & systems.

Career Path Opportunities:

  • Lab Assistant
  • Research Technician
  • Quality Assurance Documentation Administrator
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Process Development Operator
  • Manufacturing Technologist
  • CAD Drafter
  • Facilities Technician

Bio Industry Statistics:

  • Ohio is 4th in the nation for Biotech Industry strength. Ohio Statewide Bioscience Employment is 55,465. There are 269 Bio-science Companies in central Ohio employing over 14,688.
  • A Statewide Economic Impact of $148.2 billion!
  • From 2004 to 2008, 355 new bioscience companies began operations in Ohio – an average of 71 each year!
  • Bioscience employment in Ohio has grown by 17.9% since 2000, in contrast to a decline of 4.2% in total employment in all sectors. Wage ranges start at $12 - $15 per hour.
  • Despite a tumultuous global economy, Ohio’s bioscience industry displays sustained growth fueled by strategic state investment and favorable industry trends.

Bioscience TestimonialsBio student

  • Ellen Wilt Massuros gained skills she never knew she had – and ended a two-year streak of unemployment – thanks to the biomanufacturing program. View the full story.
  • On June 27, 2012, the students of the Columbus State Bioscience classes came to the Ashland Columbus manufacturing facility to listen to a presentation by Site Manager, Philip Popovec, and to tour the facility. Read more.


Bioscience Graduation, September 8, 2011



Contact usBio Facebook

The Center for Workforce Development

Columbus State Community College

(614) 287-2179 or email to learn more.


For Businesses

The Bio Manufacturing Program is a grant-funded program designed to train dislocated, unemployed, and veterans in foundational bio manufacturing concepts and the tools necessary to obtain employment. The program is available in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Madison, Morrow, Licking, Pickaway and Union counties through 2013 at Columbus State Community College.

Please contact Elise Meyers at (614) 287-2499 or for information on how to hire successful program graduates.


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