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Bioscience Laboratory Technician


Take courses to gain entry level work in a biological or medical science laboratory.  Certificate includes courses to cover biology concepts while learning techniques and various processes to work in a laboratory setting.

Note: This certificate program does not qualify for Title IV Federal Financial Aid

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Prerequisites below. See an advisor for details.

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories and private practice to conduct laboratory tests and experiments.

Academic Options: Continue your studies by taking additional courses toward the Associate of Science degree.

Program Requirements 2017-2018

Program Prererequisites

MAT 097 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or better or College Math placement score into MAT 151 or higher
Subtotal 0-3

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 156IN * Introduction to Biology Allied Health 4
BIO 112 Bioscience Laboratory Fundamentals 3
Subtotal 7

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG1101] 3
  or WRT 107   English Composition I for Non-Native Speakers
CHM 130IN ** Fundamental Chemistry [SUN# CHM1130] 0-5
Subtotal 3-8
Total credits (not including program prerequisites)
Total Credits  (including program prerequisites) 10-18

* BIO 181IN may be substituted for BIO 156IN

** Or a score of 34 or higher on the CHM 130 assessment test (CMAS)