Applied Laboratory Science Technology (ALST) (AS Degree S0307)

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

Course Prefix Course Name Units
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
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.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
CHEM 40 Introduction to General Chemistry 5
BUSM 10 Principles of Continuous Quality Improvement 3
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course .5
Winter Term 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4
Spring Term 1
CHEM 50 General Chemistry I 5
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
Summer Term 1
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3
AA/S elective to reach 60 degree units-graduation 0  
Fall Term 2
CHEM 51 General Chemistry II 5
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3
MICR 22 OR PHIL 12 OR SPCH 26 3  
Winter Term 2
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3
Spring Term 2
CHEM 20 Introductory Organic and Biochemistry 5
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3
Applied Laboratory Science AS S0307 7  
Submit petition:, Student Tab #45 5  
MICR 22 OR PHIL 12 OR SPCH 26 3  
 Total Units55.5
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