One-Year Certificate of Completion
Students seeking employment in occupations involving research in a field or laboratory setting may complete a stand-alone certificate in Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician or Biological and Biotechnology Laboratory Technician. Alternatively, a student may choose to apply these courses towards an AAS degree. The one-year certificate is an option for students seeking an entry-level occupation.
To earn the Laboratory Technician One-Year Certificate, students must satisfactorily complete all the requirements of the certificate including a minimum of 48 credits.
This certificate program focuses on the fundamental areas of biology, anatomy and physiology, genetics, histology, hematology, biotechnology, contemporary instrumentation, and Geographic Information Systems. Theory, application, and internship in contemporary and relevant clinical, laboratory, and field research are fully explored.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the One-Year Laboratory Certificate, students will be able to:
- Explain and properly apply the scientific method.
- Prepare written and oral scientific communications that use tables, graphs, and sample calculations to report results.
- Critically evaluate contributions to science reported in all forms of media and be able to identify valid approaches to scientific inquiry, problem solving, and reporting.
- Demonstrate (show) proficiency in basic laboratory skills common to clinical and non-clinical research laboratories.
- Design, perform, and analyze results of experiments using basic molecular biology methodologies and recombinant DNA techniques.