Applied Laboratory Science Technology (ALST), AS

Natural Sciences Division
Degree S0307

This program provides theoretical and technical training to prepare students for employment as entry-level chemical technicians in fields such as chemical quality control, chemical process control, analytical chemistry, water quality, and research and development. The program includes a broad-based overview of workforce options and emphasizes development of analytical skills, instrument proficiency, critical thinking, and troubleshooting of experimental designs and outcomes.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

BUSM 10Principles of Continuous Quality Improvement3
CHEM 20Introductory Organic and Biochemistry5
CHEM 50General Chemistry I5
or CHEM 50H General Chemistry I - Honors
CHEM 51General Chemistry II5
Choose six or seven units from the following:6-7
Microbiology
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Ethics - Honors
Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication - Honors
Total Units24-25

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • use critical thinking to analyze and solve problems.
  • troubleshoot experimental designs and outcomes.
  • perform entry-level chemical technician duties such as chemical quality control, chemical process control, water quality and R&D.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

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