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Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Advanced Technical Certificate



For students with a prior degree, LSC-Montgomery offers an Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) in biotechnology. Students who have taken the prerequisite courses in chemistry and biology can complete the Biotechnology ATC in one year. The program requires seven courses plus an internship, and thus allows students rapid entry into the biotechnology workforce. 

The LSC-Montgomery Biotechnology Laboratory Technician program was the first program of its type established in Texas and has produced hundreds of graduaes employed in laboratories around the state and nation. Students enrolled in the program have numerous opportunities to build their resumes by participatiin in a variety of scientific research projects. Many studnets have presented their research findings at national conferences and have been featured in local and natioanl media.

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LSC-Montgomery Biotechnology Institute (MCBI)

The LSC-Montgomery Biotechnology Institute (MCBI) was created to establish a point of contact for all biotechnology training inquiries. The Institute's goal is to prepare students for all levels of entry into the biotechnology industry. The MCBI functions to identify and meet biotechnology industry training needs, recruit students using a variety of outreach programs, help retrain workers changing careers through the Biotechnology ATC, and partner with four-year programs.

Stackable Credentials

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Biotechnology AAS Degree.

First Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
BITC 1402 Biotechnology Lab Methods & Techniques 4
BITC 2411-or-BITC 1491 Biotechnology Lab Instrumentation-or-Introduction to Biomanufacturing 4
BITC 2441 Molecular Biology Techniques 4
Second Semester Courses 11 Credits
BITC 2431 Cell Culture Techniques 4
BITC 1191 Special Topics in Biotechnology 1
BITC 1250 Special Studies and Bioethical Issues of Biotechnology 1
BITC 2445 Medical Biotechnology 4
Third Semester Courses 3 Credits
BITC 2386 Biotechnology Internship 3
Biotechnology Advanced Technical Certificate Program Total 26 Credits

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Career Options 

Median wage $41,9511  

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:    

  • Biological Science Laboratory Technician2
  • Biological Technician2
  • Research Assistant2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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