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Laboratory Technician Assistant
Technical Diploma
33 Credits
Monroe Campus

Flexible Learning Options

Numerous classes in this program are offered in one or more of these formats. Learn more.

What You’ll Learn

A career working in a food processing, medical, environmental or agriculture laboratory is available to you with this one-year technical diploma from BTC. As a laboratory technician, you are part of a team conducting analysis on samples such as food, water, fuel, soil and bodily fluids. Operating standard laboratory equipment, performing tests and experiments and documenting the results is part of your day in the lab and it’s an exciting career path that you can pursue in various industries.

The Laboratory Technician Program at BTC will give you a strong basis in scientific principles, quality methodology and documentation and laboratory equipment and testing methodologies. After completing the program, you’ll be qualified to pursue a career in entry-level positions as an agriculture and food lab assistant, medical laboratory assistant, environmental science technician assistant, and quality assurance laboratory assistant. The program also prepares you for certification in American Society for Quality (ASQ), making you an even more desirable candidate when pursuing a job in the field. In addition, this program is an excellent start for you to begin a career in the rapidly growing field of biotechnology. 

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Average Wage

$62,961

*based on EMSI Occupational Employment Statistics

Potential Careers

Food Lab Quality Assurance Technician
Food Lab Technician
Medical Lab Assistant
Quality Control Technician


Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.
Laboratory Technician Assistant
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