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Science TechnicianScience Technician Associate in Science Degree
The Science Technician Associate in Science (AS) Degree program is designed for students who are seeking
employment in a science laboratory and/or who are seeking to transfer to a
Working in experimental laboratories or in manufacturing and industrial plants, technicians perform a number of important duties such as the operation of laboratory instrumentation, product development, evaluating product quality and testing for environmental acceptability.
A solid background in science and math along with the skills in using advanced equipment is vital for success as a science technician.
Program Delivery Methods
Online, hybrid, traditional in-class courses and hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN
What You'll Learn
- How to design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret results
- Operate scientific instrumentation and techniques such as SEM, AFM, FTIR, GC, and HPLC
- Identify, formulate and solve chemical technology problems
- Understand professional and ethical responsibility
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and technology in the solution of chemical technology problems
- Solve chemical technology problems within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
Program Requirements Guides
View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:
General Education/MnTC Requirements
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education
curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according
to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to
the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf
View all course descriptions
Science technicians can work in many scientific settings, such as:
- Private industry
- Food Science
- Engineering o Agriculture
- Government agencies
- National Research Laboratories
- Forensics Laboratories
- DNR o Regulatory Agencies
- Educational settings
- Lab assistant
- Research Assistant
Graduates of this program may choose to continue their education at a four-year institution in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Engineering, or related field. For more information please contact a transfer specialist.
Saint Paul College has a transfer articulation agreement between this program and post-secondary institution for the baccalaureate degree program listed below. For more information please contact a transfer specialist or go to www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.
Science Technician AS Degree
- BS Chemistry, Metropolitan State University
Students complete a capstone research project in conjunction with an industry partner and Saint Paul College faculty member.
Meet the Faculty
Information provided by www.careerwise.mnscu.edu.