The Biological Technician program is designed to meet the rapidly growing need for trained personnel in biotechnology and related fields. The Biological Technician program provides the education and laboratory training necessary in specific areas such as biology, chemistry, microbiology, cell biology, and genetics. Graduates will be qualified for entry-level employment as lab assistants, research assistants, and technicians in the biotechnology, medical, pharmaceutical, food, and agricultural industries. The program prepares graduates to:
Goal I: Demonstrate competency in the fundamental protocols used in biological laboratories.
Goal II: Prepare graduates for employment as biological technicians.
- Exhibit proficiency in fundamental laboratory
skills and methods, including collecting, testing
and examining specimens, used in biological labs
- Demonstrate proficiency in the execution of
experimental approaches, protocols and tools for
Goal III: Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
- Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain and
troubleshoot laboratory and/or field equipment
- Maintain, prepare, and clean supplies and work areas
- Demonstrate the ability to be an effective member
of an interdisciplinary scientific team
- Explain basic laboratory processes
- Maintain accurate records of laboratory methods
and findings in laboratory reports and notebooks
- Communicate technical information and
experimental findings in oral presentations