Laboratory Assistant Continuing Education

BioPharma I: Bioscience Lab Techniques


  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate reading level (COMPASS 54 or ASSET 35) and math level (COMPASS 27 or ASSET 36) for BioWork; math (COMPASS 47) for BioPharma; OR provide a copy of a transcript of any completed associate’s degree or higher. Placement tests are offered by the Placement Testing Center.

This hands-on introductory course prepares students to perform functions usually expected in a laboratory setting. Students learn how to operate scientific equipment, sterilize glassware, and perform general housekeeping duties required in a lab. In addition, they learn to calculate molarity, % solutions, and serial dilutions. Students also develop proficiency in performing sterile techniques. Textbook and lab manual required. 100 hours. $225

46411 TTh 5/19–8/11 6–10 p.m. NDC 110 May 12 registration deadline