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Life Science Laboratory Assistant Program

Enrollment in this program has been completed within the MoSTEMWINs grant. Enrollment is currently available through the STLCC Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Learn more about the CTE Life Science Laboratory Assistant program.



A Life Science Laboratory Assistant works in a variety of laboratories, testing facilities and doctors’ offices.

After completing the MoSTEMWINs Portal program, participants are ready to pursue the Life Science Laboratory Assistant Certificate of Specialization program, a 16-credit hour program designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in life science research, development and production. Participants will learn to master basic lab techniques and methods used in life science research and development laboratories such as pipetting, DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction, centrifugation and more.

Life Science Laboratory Assistant

This 16-credit hour program is designed to be earned in one year (as two consecutive semesters) and can serve as a bridge into the Biotechnology AAS degree program and other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

Cost of Program

The estimated costs for this program are $2,311 for tuition (District residents), books and supplies. Financial aid and scholarships may be available for those who meet eligibility requirements.


All courses in this program are taught at the state-of-the-art Bio-Research & Development Growth (BRDG) Park at the Danforth Plant Science Center.

Download the program brochure (pdf).

To Learn More About This Program

Life Science Laboratory Assistant

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