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Industrial Manufacturing for Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Food, and Cosmetics 

Program Description

Students in this 160-hour program are trained in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations as applied to batch processing of pharmaceuticals, as well as the setup and operation of equipment that controls pH, temperature, level, flow and pressure. They are taught how to follow hands-on Standard Operating Procedures, verify operation of processes, calibrate instrumentation and set up data acquisition to create reports. Students also learn the science of lyophilization (freeze drying) and work with software used in the industry for control room operation.


Individuals interested in a career in bioscience manufacturing of batch processing industries such as food, beverage, waste water treatment and chemical manufacturing.

Topics Covered:

• Set up and program equipment for batch processing

• Verify operation of equipment for batch processing

• Calibrate instrumentation used in the industry

• Understand clean room operations and current good manufacturing practices

Program Prerequisite(s):

• High school diploma or GED

• TABE assessment for English and math may be necessary

Course Requirements:


Contact Hours

Pressure, Level and Flow Instrumentation


Temperature Instrumentation


Analytical Instrumentation


Pilot Plant Operation/Compounding


Sterile Fill, Lyophilization and Packaging


FDA and cGMP in the Industry



Upon Completion:

Earn a Competency Award in Industrial Manufacturing for Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Food and Cosmetics

• Be prepared to compete for positions as a sterile filling technician, packaging technician, chemical operator/technician or compounding technician

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at,

How to reach us

Michael White
Unified Technologies Center
2415 Woodland Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-3239

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