Build Your Future as a Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
The Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Certificate is designed to give students the skills required to gain employment in bioscience and biotechnology-influenced laboratories. Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be eligible to obtain employment as laboratory assistants, biomanufacturing technicians, or bioscience research and development technicians. The Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Certificate requires the completion of 20 units in required courses. An additional two courses (7-10 units) must be chosen from the restricted electives listed below. A grade of C or above must be earned for each of the courses.
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.
WHAT ARE THE JOBS AND HOW MUCH DO THEY PAY?
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.
Average Salary: $31,130 – $100,430
• Research Assistant
• Laboratory Assistant/Technician
• Quality Control Technician
• Bioprocessing/Manufacturing Tech
• Production Technician
• Glass Sterilization/Washer Tech
• Health Technologist
• Food Safety Tech
• Forensic Science Technician
• And many more!
WHAT IS THE JOB OUTLOOK IN CALIFORNIA?
Employment of biological technicians is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Greater demand for biological and medical research is expected to increase the need for these workers.
Biotechnology research plays a key role in scientific advancements that improve people’s quality of life. One new area of biotechnology, synthetic biology, will employ biological technicians in attempts to redesign biological systems or living organisms to produce useful things, such as chemicals, in more efficient ways than are currently used. New applications of biotechnology may be the subject of research topics ranging from new ways to produce biofuels to providing new treatments for diseases, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Average Salary in this Field
$100,430 Per Year
Careers in this Field
Forensic Science Technician
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