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Biotechnology Bootcamp

Ohio's biotechnology manufacturing industry is thriving, with Columbus leading the way. Boasting world-class research institutions and hospitals, Columbus has become a hub for healthcare and biomanufacturing, attracting new companies and significant venture capital. Biomanufacturing technicians are in high demand, and to address this need, Columbus State Community College has launched a Biotechnology Bootcamp. With this short-term program, you can gain the skills necessary to pursue an exciting, well-paying career at the forefront of scientific innovation in just 12 weeks.

Career Outlook

Completing the Biotechnology Bootcamp will qualify you to work as a biomanufacturing production technician, a role that involves carrying out and monitoring precise processes, equipment, and environments in the production of biological materials and products used in life-saving treatments, medications, and gene therapies. Adhering to the current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), which are standard across many industries, will open doors to a range of careers outside of biomanufacturing. With an average hourly wage of $19 to $24 for entry-level biotech roles, this program provides a great opportunity to start a rewarding career in an exciting and growing field.

Who Should Apply?

Military veterans


High school and career-technical grads

People with a high school diploma


Program Overview

Program Length: 12 weeks (three months)
Schedule: Classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6-9 p.m.
Location: Columbus Campus
Cost: $2450 (Find Funding)

What You’ll Learn

  • How life-saving medicines, vaccines and gene therapies are made.
  • FDA regulations that keep drugs safe for patients.
  • Cleanroom processes that ensure drug safety.
  • How to use laboratory equipment used in drug manufacturing.
  • Career readiness skills, including how to write a resume and interview for jobs.
  • Opportunities for continuing your education to grow your career and salary prospects


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Biotechnology Bootcamp Info Session

At our Information and Enrollment Session you will learn about Biotech Bootcamp and if it is a good fit for you. If you are admissible, you can register as well at that session. Please enroll in just one session.  

Thursday, June 6

Biotechnology Bootcamp & Pharma Manufacturing Bootcamp Info Session

12 Noon

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Tuesday, June 11

Biotechnology Bootcamp & Pharma Manufacturing Bootcamp Info Session

12 Noon

RSVP Online

Thursday, June 20

Biotechnology Bootcamp & Pharma Manufacturing Bootcamp Info Session

12 Noon

RSVP Online

Tuesday, June 25

Biotechnology Bootcamp & Pharma Manufacturing Bootcamp Info Session

12 Noon

RSVP Online


Class Sessions Start Dates

Jan. 22 - April 12

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 
6PM - 9PM

Application is Closed

Aug. 26 – Nov. 15

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 
6PM - 9PM

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Enrollment Steps

Step 1: Program Application Begin your journey by completing the program application. Click the button below to apply and set your course toward a brighter future.

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Step 2: Submission of "College Readiness" Materials Demonstrating your readiness for the program can be achieved through various avenues. Follow these guidelines for submission:

a. Official Transcripts from College Courses (if applicable): If you've taken college courses in the United States, please arrange for official transcripts to be sent directly to the college. To expedite the process, click here. While your official transcripts are in transit, kindly forward an unofficial copy to Make sure to specify the program you've applied for in your email.

b. Official U.S. High School Transcript or GED: For those with a U.S. high school background, provide an official copy of your high school transcript or GED by clicking here. Alongside this, send an unofficial copy to while you await your official documents to be processed. Mention the program you've applied for in your email.

c. Alternative Options: If the above options do not apply to you, consider the following pathways:

i. For 8+ Years of Schooling in the U.S. (English Native): If you've completed at least 8 years of schooling in the U.S. and English is your native language, you'll need to undertake the Reading & Math placement tests. To register for these tests, click here. Once done, share your scores with us by emailing

ii. For Less Than 8 Years of Schooling in the U.S. (Non-Native English): If you have less than 8 years of schooling in the U.S. and English isn't your native language, you should complete the ESL placement test. Register for this test by clicking here. After the test, email your scores to

Step 3: Upon successfully completing both steps 1 &2, you'll receive an application status email from one of our dedicated career navigators. Accepted candidates will be provided with comprehensive enrollment details and valuable scholarship information. If, unfortunately, your application is not accepted, don't worry. We'll offer you guidance on the next steps to consider.


Embark on your educational journey with the support of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP) funds. Ohio Means Jobs centers connect eligible students with financial assistance for training and education, opening doors to diverse career pathways. Elevate your prospects – inquire about WIOA and CCMEP opportunities today!

With questions or help navigating these options, please reach out to Jason Segrest to

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