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 wish-ing to pursue four-year degrees in biotechnology, biomedical sci-ences, allied health professions, biology, chemistry, food science and quality, pre- medicine or pre-veterinary. Students in this pro-gram will be involved in a self-directed research project with op-portunities available at LCOOC and other schools or agencies.

Student Profile

As a Science student, you should be able to:

  • 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

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the Associate Degree in Science will:

  • Apply the scientific method

  • Apply natural/physical science concepts

Career Outlook

Graduates of the Science program are prepared to enter baccalaureate institutions as a 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