Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

New companies are moving into our region, bringing pharmaceutical manufacturing careers for trained job seekers. We are here to help you prepare to enter this high-demand industry.

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Fast-Track Training Available

A pharmaceutical manufacturing certification, creating life-saving medicines, can launch you into exciting job opportunities in our region.

CCWA and Brightpoint Community College offer:

  • Training from industry professionals
  • Flexible and convenient class hours
  • Financial aid options to assist in covering tuition for eligible students

And once you complete the program, you’ll be ready for job opportunities coming to the area. You will have the knowledge and skills to begin a career in this high-demand industry. Read more about each option to learn which might be right for you. Connect today to talk with an advisor.

Choose the Right Path

Industry Credential - CCWA

This is a fast-track path for individuals who have some manufacturing or pharmaceutical experience, have work experience and/or have a need to accelerate training to quickly enter the workforce. You will not receive any college credit toward a future degree, but you will be prepared to enter the industry in approximately 4 months, as opposed to the one-year program described below.

Career Studies Certificate - Brightpoint Community College

Brightpoint Community College’s pharmaceutical manufacturing career studies certificate (CSC) is another great option and can be achieved in just two semesters. Offered at the Chester Campus, students must meet Brightpoint admission requirements. Once you successfully complete the CSC, you will have earned 17 credit hours toward a potential future goal.

This is a path for recent high school graduates, individuals who have little-to-no experience, and/or those who prefer a program with traditional academic semesters.  

Job Opportunities Await

Connecting healthcare and manufacturing, these certification courses can give you the skills to help you thrive at pharmaceutical manufacturing companies in the region. And, in addition to financial aid opportunities, initial completers of the program will be able to connect with local companies to discuss available positions. We have developed training opportunities that will help these companies recruit the most qualified talent.

Our fast-track programs are starting soon. Connect with an advisor to learn more about dates and registration guidelines.

This program was funded in part by GO Virginia, a state-funded initiative administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development that strengthens and diversifies Virginia’s economy and fosters the creation of higher wage jobs in strategic industries.


Current Courses

See some of our current Pharmaceutical Manufacturing courses below. To receive financial aid, please get in touch with us directly to register for your course or program through CCWA.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technician Certification

09/26/2023 - 12/05/2023

The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technician certification program was developed to meet the growing employment demands of the Pharmaceutical/Chemical manufacturing industry. The PharmaMT program addresses the core industry-wide skills standards required for skilled production occupations in all sectors of manufacturing and Specifically Pharmaceutical and Chemical Manufacturing.

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