Laboratory Technology
Major Code: 845A

Associate in Applied Science

The laboratory technology program prepares students for entry-level employment in a variety of laboratory settings. Through hands-on laboratory work, students gain valuable knowledge, skills and experience in laboratory techniques. The program prepares graduates for positions such as laboratory assistant, laboratory technician, quality control technician and process control technician. Jobs exist in a variety of industries including agriculture, consumer protection, environmental protection, food processing, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. This program is NOT intended for those seeking employment in a health care or clinical lab setting.

General Education Requirements15

Major Program Requirements22

  • LBT100 Laboratory Safety or substitution with consent of instructor1
  • LBT101 Fundamentals of Laboratory Technology2
  • LBT221 Lab Applications of Microbiology4
  • LBT251 Lab Instruments I3
  • LBT252 Lab Instruments II3
  • LBT260 Environmental Labs2
  • LBT270 Food Analysis Labs2
  • LBT280 Current Issues in Chemical Labs2
  • CIS110 Business Information Systems3


Select electives from the discipline and courses listed:

Disciplines: Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHM), Earth Science (ESC), Physics (PHY), Spanish (SPN)

  • COM121 Communications in the Workplace3

Total Semester Hours for Degree60