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Life Science Laboratory Assistant

Certificate of Specialization (FV)

The certificate of specialization in Life Science Laboratory Assistant is a 16-credit-hour program to prepare students for entry-level positions in life science research, development and production. Students learn current methods and techniques used in life science and biotechnology laboratories.

In addition, this short-term program, designed to be delivered in two semesters, acts as a bridge into the Biotechnology Associate in Applied Science Degree program and other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

The certificate is taught as part of a learning community and will include additional language and math classes for science. Students are expected to attend classes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday for the entire year. The program also includes tutoring and job seeking skills.

Information on how to pay for college can be found at stlcc.edu/collegecost. Financial aid and scholarships may be available to qualifying students.

Check out the FAQ's for additional information. Learn more about the Life Science Laboratory Assistant program by contacting Scott Gevaert, program coordinator at 314-513-4961 or sgevaert@stlcc.edu.