The Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Program emphasizes skills necessary for entry-level employment in bioscience laboratories. The program focuses on techniques basic to the commercial development of products from biological systems. Students acquire proficiency in laboratory skills, effective communications and employment skills. Individuals who like the challenge of laboratory work are encouraged to apply.
Program graduates may seek entry-level employment in public or private laboratories for positions titled laboratory assistant, laboratory technician, laboratory tester or laboratory worker. These laboratories are found in universities, pharmaceutical companies, food processing industries, companies performing research and development, and companies involved in plant and animal breeding.
Check the Madison Area Technical College Website or with the program office for the following certificates also available: Bioinformatics Certificate, Biotechnology Post-baccalaureate Certificate, and Biotechnology Intensive Post-baccalaureate Certificate.