Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
For more information: Contact Dean Deborah Wrobel, 443-412-2240,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Advising, Career, and Transfer
Services, 443-412-2301; or email@example.com.
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The Science Laboratory Technology program prepares
students in the techniques and skills needed for routine
science laboratory work. By stressing the basic principles of
the natural and physical sciences, with strong emphasis on
analytical techniques and applications, the program prepares
students for semiprofessional employment in chemical,
biological and physical laboratories.
Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Sciences Degree, Science Laboratory Technology, the student will be able to:
- Explain and apply the fundamental principles of biology, chemistry and physics.
- Demonstrate techniques and skills in routine natural and physical science laboratories procedures.
- Perform laboratory experiments and projects (collect, report and analyze data) by applying theoretical concepts and the scientific method.
- Demonstrate safe laboratory skills.
- Recognize and discuss the ethical issues in the science disciplines.
- Locate, identify, evaluate and use scientific information effectively.
- Apply computational skills in reasoning, estimation, problem-solving, and analysis.
- Use appropriate grammatical forms in both oral and written formats to effectively communicate ideas and concepts.
Although designed to provide the student with technical
skills leading directly to employment in the science field,
students will also be able to transfer the majority of the
credits earned into a four-year program in the sciences.
Working with scientists and engineers, science laboratory
technicians conduct research, design, and testing in the design,
development, sales, and utilization of various scientific products.
Activities involved in the testing of products and processes often
include measuring reactions, analyzing results and recording
data which will be the basis for decisions and future research.
Graduates of the program obtain jobs as laboratory technicians
in biological, chemical and other scientific laboratories.
Recommended Course Sequence
* MATH 109 (Precalculus Mathematics) or equivalent
** Cooperative Education course recommended. Students should contact Advising, Career and Transfer services for permission to register for Cooperative Education courses, 443-412-2301.