Lab Assistant Certificate

The biotech industry has grown tremendously over the past several years. This growth has generated an increasing number of interesting and challenging entry-level jobs. There is now a large demand for workers who are qualified for these positions. This certificate program is designed to give a rigorous and engaging introduction to the biosciences while strengthening the math and language skills needed for success in these entry level positions. The Biotechnology Lab Assistant Certificate will prepare students for jobs as media prep technicians, laboratory aids or laboratory safety monitors. No previous experience or coursework in science is necessary for entry into the Program. Students will gain valuable work experience in an internship in a bioscience laboratory.

The minimum time for completion of this certificate is 2 semesters. Completion time will vary based on student preparation and number of classes completed per semester.


The Biotechnology Lab Assistant Certificate is open to any student, no previous science training is required. Students begin the program in the Bridge to Biosciences.

Courses Required for the Certificate of Accomplishment in Biotechnology Lab Assistant

Course Units

BTEC 10 - Research Skills for Career Opportunities in Biology 2.00 (Bridge to Biosciences)

BTEC 107 - Language Skills for Technicians 3.00 (Bridge to Biosciences)

BTEC 108A - Practical Mathematics for Laboratory Science 3.00 (Bridge to Biosciences)

BTEC 12A - GLP and GMP Principles 1.00

BTEC 14A - Biotechnology Laboratory Techniques 2.00

BTEC 14B - Biotechnology Internship Support 4.00

BTEC 15 - Career Exploration in Bioscience 2.00

Total: 17.00