Bioprocessing Technology

Biofuels, Pharmaceuticals, and more. Let’s process some Life.Changing. products!


Eddyville Campus
Ottumwa Campus (Main)

Entry Term Fall Term
Length of Program

Agricultural/Biofuels Process Technology: 7 Terms (21 Months)
Process Control: 3 Terms (9 Months)
Bio-Manufacturing: 3 Terms (9 Months)


Agricultural/Biofuels Process Technology: A.A.S.
Process Control: Diploma
Bio-Manufacturing: Diploma


Would you like to work in an industry close to home, but with global opportunities? Then process the possibilities of Bioprocessing Technology. Bioprocessing is an increasingly vital and growing field of study as life science companies continually rely on biotechnology for the creation of products. From biofuels to food, many career opportunities are available and technicians are a necessary component for daily, floor-level operations. So, if you like the idea of working in a job that is different every day and impacts billions of people, then this is the field for you!


What you will learn:
  • Scientific Principles
  • Electrical and Electronic Theory
  • Digital Fundamentals
  • Product Analysis
  • Equipment Maintenance (ex: Fermenters, Bioreactors, etc.)
  • Lab and Manufacturing Safety
  • Communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork
  • Pre-employment


Process Control Program Shot

Which Program will you Choose?


Associate of Applied Science Degree

Fermentation processes take nutrients and energy from renewable sources to create a number of products. We'll teach you to use your acquired knowledge in a number of disciplines to help fuel people around the globe.

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Ready to change the world with clean fuels like ethanol, biodiesel and biogas? Want to learn how to make antibiotics and vaccinations?  Jump into bio manufacturing where you will learn all this and more through hands-on lab activities.

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Gainful Employment Information

Process Control


Interested in monitoring plant processes in advanced manufacturing? We’ll take you through control loop basics and introduce you to the advanced tech career you’ve been dreaming of.

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Gainful Employment Information


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out one of the Bioprocessing Technology Program’s details below to see how our programs at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as a Process Control Technician, Water/Wastewater Operator, Alcohol Fermentation Technician, or a Biofuels Production Technician! Any of these programs can lead directly to employment, or you can continue your education at another higher-education institution. Grab ahold of the future – the possibilities are endless. It’s going to be life-changing.


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Kim!

Kimberly Dreaden, Program Director, Bioprocessing Programs
(641)-683-5111, ext. 1982 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1982
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Daniel Terrian, Associate Dean, Advanced Technologies
(641)-683-5242 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5242
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