Science Technician Associate of Science (AS) Degree program is designed for students who are seeking employment in a science or engineering setting and/or who are seeking to transfer to a four-year program.
Science technicians work in many aspects of the laboratory industry from basic research to clean room facilities. They work in a variety of sub-fields, such as biotechnology, microbiology, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical research, chemical technology, science manufacturing, and materials engineering. Technicians operate many kinds of equipment and instrumentation, prepare samples for processing, monitor commercial production, test for product quality, and collect and analyze samples. They conduct a variety of laboratory procedures, from routine processes to complex research projects. Students in this program take core courses in research and instrumentation. 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