Jul 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement 
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Laboratory Technician, A.A.S.

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The Applied Laboratory Technology degree program is geared toward students seeking a challenging career as a laboratory technician assistant. Students in this program will learn to:

  • Operate laboratory equipment.
  • Conduct routine sample analyses.
  • Conduct analyses that evaluate product quality and consistency.
  • Operate equipment and instrumentation for quality assurance procedures.
  • Monitor chemical processes and test the quality of products to make sure that they meet standards and specifications.
  • Demonstrate appropriate set up and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Prepare chemical solutions.
  • Conduct chemical and physical experiments, tests, and analyses for a variety of purposes.
  • Analyze the results of tests and analyses.

Program Overview

The Applied Laboratory Technology, A.A.S. degree program is a continuation of the Applied Laboratory Technician Certificate program. This program trains students to work in a manufacturing facility conducting routine quality assurance testing and sampling. The Applied Laboratory Technology, A.A.S. degree program gives students the ability to choose two different concentrations at the time of admissions.  The Microbiology Concentration will train students to become a microbiology laboratory quality assurance analyst.  Students will be able to perform routine microbiological tasks required in a manufacturing setting.  The Analytical Concentration will train students to become quality assurance technicians in a manufacturing setting. Students will develop problem-solving skills that are needed to work in a complex manufacturing environment.

Curriculum for an Associate of Applied Science in Applied Laboratory Technology

General Education Core 15
Applied Laboratory Technician Core 13
Concentration 32
Total Credit Hours Required  60


Choose one concentration for completion of the program:

Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

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