Building Address: 850 Oval Drive (show on map)
Building Abbreviation: BTC
Building Number: 762A
BTEC simulates a biomanufacturing pilot plant facility capable of producing biopharmaceutical products and packaging them in a sterile environment. It also includes training and education classrooms, laboratories, building and process utilities. The facility is outfitted so that students will gain hands-on experience using the same large-scale equipment they would use on the job.
Biomanufacturing companies create products from living cells or their components. These products include medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, enzymes, amino acids, veterinary medicines and related products that improve lives, create jobs and boost the state’s economy.
Through partnerships, BTEC’s distance education and on-site programs trains as many as 2,000 students and prospective employees per year.
Golden LEAF provided about $38 million to design, build and equip BTEC, as part of an overall initiative grant of about $68 million. In addition to BTEC, the initiative establishes biomanufacturing training capabilities statewide and five regional skill centers.