Laboratory Technician Assistant

Technical Diploma
31-506-4

This program prepares students to provide laboratory support to the food processing, medical, environmental, and agriculture industries. They will learn to conduct or assist in laboratory analysis of food, water, fuel, soil, bodily fluids and other elements -- laboratory equipment, performing tests and experiments and documenting the results. Graduates will have a strong basis in scientific principles, quality methodology and documentation, and laboratory equipment and testing methodologies.

This Program is offered at the Monroe Campus.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply modern laboratory methodologies including problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Perform and report results of laboratory tests.
  • Practice laboratory safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Monitor and evaluate quality control in the laboratory.
  • Model professional behavior, ethics, and appearance appropriate to the laboratory setting.
  • Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills and apply critical thinking skills to a variety of disciplines.

Graduates Have Found Employment As

  • Food Lab Quality Assurance Technician
  • Food Lab Technician
  • Medical Lab Assistant
  • Quality Control Technician

View the entire course listing.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
103-112 Introduction to Microsoft Excel 1
506-103 Basic Laboratory Skills II 2
506-108 Laboratory Safety and Hazardous Materials 1
513-110 Basic Laboratory Skills 1
801-195 Written Communication 3
804-107 College Mathematics 3
806-199 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry 4
 Credits15
Semester 2
506-102 Intermediate Laboratory Skills 3
506-105 Quality Concepts in Laboratories 3
506-109 Data Management for Laboratory Assistants 1
801-197 Technical Reporting 3
804-189 Introductory Statistics 3
806-197 Microbiology 4
 Credits17
 Total Credits32

General Education Courses Within Program

801-195Written Communication3
801-197Technical Reporting3
804-107College Mathematics3
804-189Introductory Statistics3
806-197Microbiology4
806-199General, Organic and Biological Chemistry4

Associate Degrees and Technical Diplomas are part of a larger model of BTC’s Career Pathways which link related academic programs in sequence.  Each program within a career pathway offers direct job preparation and a path to the next level of academic programming.  To view the connected program model, visit the Laboratory Technician Assistant Career Path (PDF).