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Laboratory Science Technology AOS
The laboratory science technology major, with its foundation of course sequences in chemistry, biology, and instrumental analysis, was developed primarily from an industry perspective to prepare students for employment as laboratory technicians. The major has several significant factors that set it apart, including the application of real-world analyses and a state-of-the-art instrumentation laboratory. Graduates are prepared to work in a broad range of fields, including chemical, biological, biotechnical, environmental, industrial, forensic, and food analysis.
Technicians are involved with the collection and preparation of samples and standards. They also perform instrumental, volumetric, gravimetric, and biological analyses. Additional job responsibilities may include the interpretation and reporting of experimental results and data.
Places of employment
The major prepares graduates for technical jobs in municipal, public, private, and industrial laboratories.
English—AOS: Placement into Career English I (NENG-212) or above. Students successfully completing AOS degrees typically enter with reading scores equivalent to 8.0 on the California Reading Test.
Mathematics: Placement into Integrated Algebra (NMTH-212) or above. Typically, students entering this major will have completed at least three years of high school mathematics.
Science: Typically, students entering this major will have completed at least two years of high school science. Completion of high school chemistry recommended.
Laboratory science technology, AOS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|NLST-171||Fundamentals of Chemistry I||3|
|NSCI-161||Fundamentals of Biology I (NTID LAS Perspective: Scientific Processes)||3|
|NTID LAS Foundation: Mathematics†||3|
|NENG-212||NTID LAS Foundation: Career English I||3|
|NLST-172||Fundamentals of Chemistry II||3|
|NSCI-162||Fundamentals of Biology II||3|
|NENG-213||NTID LAS Foundation: Career English II||3|
|NLST-250||Quantitative Instrumental Analysis||4|
|NLST-230||Principles of Organic Chemistry||4|
|NLST-255||Chemical Separations and Chromatography||4|
|NLST-235||Principles of Biochemistry||3|
|NTID LAS Perspective§||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||68|
Please see the NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.
* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing associate degrees are required to complete one Wellness course.
† Students placing above NMTH-212 can take a higher-level NMTH course or any course from a non-science LAS Perspective area.
‡ Courses that can be used as a technical elective include Chemical Technology (NLST-270), NSCI-120 or above with departmental approval, and NMTH-220 or above with departmental approval.
§ This LAS Perspective course may be from any of the following three Perspective categories: ASL-Deaf Cultural Studies; Communication, Social & Global Awareness; or Creative and Innovative Exploration.