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Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Advanced Technical Certificate



For students with an AS or BS degree in the natural sciences, 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 only seven courses, including an internship, and thus allows students rapid entry into the biotech workforce.

Students with the appropriate level of prior training may elect to take individual courses within the biotechnology core, with the exception of the internship course. A student, for example, may take the Molecular Biology Techniques course (BITC 2441) to gain skills in that area.

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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.


Please e-mail Nancy.R.Prejean@LoneStar.edu or call 936.273.7073 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
BITC 1402 Biotechnology Lab Methods & Techniques 4
BITC 2441 Molecular Biology Techniques 4
BITC 2411 Biotechnology Lab Instrumentation 4
Second Semester Courses 9 Credits
BITC 2431 Cell Culture Techniques 4
BITC 1191 Special Topics in Biotechnology 1
BITC 2445 Medical Biotechnology 4
Third Semester Courses 4 Credits
BITC 2486 Biotechnology Internship 4
Biotechnology Advanced Technical Certificate Program Total 25 Credits

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Career Options

Median wage $39,0671

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. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


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Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

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