Madison College's Biotechnology Laboratory Support Assistant Diploma offers hands-on training needed for successful entry into today's biotech job market.
The Biotechnology Laboratory Support Assistant Diploma is a good fit for recent high school graduates, professionals returning to the workforce or changing careers, or those looking to start a career in biotechnology while continuing their education.
Diploma Program Preparation
- A year of high school biology or Applied Bioscience Essentials at Madison College.
- A year of high school chemistry or General Chemistry at Madison College.
Courses emphasize workplace skills in communication, safety, time management and professionalism. Classes will introduce you to technical skills in:
- Working aseptically
- Making media and solutions
- Growing bacteria in culture
- Maintaining proper documentation
- Basic laboratory instrumentation
Courses are developed with local industry advice and are taught in fully-equipped laboratories that allow you access to the supplies and equipment used in the biotech industry.
The Biotechnology Laboratory Support Assistant Diploma can be completed in two semesters.
Upon graduation, you can start a biotechnology career in an entry level support position in the industry.
Biotechnology Laboratory Support Assistant Diploma is on a career pathway that includes a Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Associate degree, baccalaureate degree, and graduate school degree. The courses in the diploma program serve as part of the first year of the Associate in Applied Science in Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Degree. With the associate degree, you can transfer to another college to earn your bachelor’s degree. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.
Students in the Biotechnology Laboratory Support Assistant embedded technical diploma can attend full or part-time.
Biotechnology Laboratory Support Assistant classes may be offered at these Madison College Campuses:
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