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Applied Laboratory Technician, A.A.S.

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The Applied Laboratory Technology degree program prepares students for a challenging career as a laboratory technician. 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 setup 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 emphasizes the routine microbiological tasks required in a manufacturing setting.  The Analytical Concentration emphasizes the routine analytical tasks required in a manufacturing setting. Students will develop the problem-solving skills 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. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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