Laboratory Science Technician Assistant

One-Year Technical Diploma

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.

Upon successful completion of this technical diploma, students will be able to:

  • 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
506-108 Laboratory Safety and Hazardous Materials 1
513-110 Basic Laboratory Skills 1
196-158 Essentials of Quality: Quality Data Assessment 1
103-128 Introduction to Microsoft Office Suites 2
806-199 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry 4
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4
Semester 2
506-102 Intermediate Laboratory Skills 3
506-105 Quality Concepts in Laboratories 3
506-109 Data Management for Laboratory Assistants 1
806-197 Microbiology 4
102-148 Introduction to Business and Management 3
196-157 Essentials of Quality: Quality Management Basics 1
 Total Credits31

General Education Courses Within Program

806-199General, Organic and Biological Chemistry4
801-136English Composition 13
804-118Intermediate Algebra with Applications4