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This program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level careers in general science fields. Specifically, the program will provide training for biomedical, quality assurance, biological technician, or lab assistant jobs. It is designed for students wishing to pursue four-year degrees in biotechnology, biomedical sciences, allied health professions, biology, chemistry, food science and quality, pre- medicine or pre-veterinary. Students in this program will be involved in a self-directed research project with opportunities available at LCOOCC and other schools or agencies.


As a Science student, you should:

  • Solve problems and adapt to changing situations
  • Demonstrate an ability to work independently
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Have organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Be interested in general science careers


Students who complete the Associate of Science degree should be able to:

  • Apply the scientific method.
  • Apply natural/physical science concepts.


Graduates of the Science program are prepared to enter baccalaureate institutions as transfer student, or begin a career as a:

  • Veterinary assistant
  • Laboratory assistant or technician
  • Biological technician
  • Quality control technician
  • Health aide
  • Dietetic technician
  • Medical Lab Technician**

**Certification testing and application offered by American Medical Technologies, see your advisor for the requirements which include an additional course (MAA 222) and additional lab experience.