Build Your Future as a Biotechnology Lab Assistant

The Biotechnology Lab Assistant Skills Certificate will prepare a student to work in entry-level positions in biotech and science related industries. This program is focused on practical laboratory skills with training in a working laboratory setting. Employment opportunities include: biomedical industry, academic research labs, pharmaceutical industry, agriculture and food science labs. The Biotechnology Lab Assistant Skills Certificate requires 8-13 units in required courses, with a grade of C or better in each course.

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Certificate – Biotechnology Lab Assistant Skills

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Jo Wen Wu, PhD
Professor of Biology
714.992.7459
jwu@fullcoll.edu

Danielle Almanza
Orange County Regional Biotech Coordinator
internship@ocbiotecheducation.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Certificate – Biotechnology Lab Assistant Skills

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/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Average Salary: $32,650 – $79,340
• 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!

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.

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Jo Wen Wu, PhD

Professor of Biology

Average Salary in this Field

$32,650 to

$79,340 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Research Assistant

Forensic Science Technician

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