Laboratory Technician Pre-Apprenticeship (Microcredential)

The Laboratory Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Microcredential will prepare students to enter the Chemical Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Program (a Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship). Student entering the Chemical Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Program must be able to demonstrate basic familiarity and competency in biology, chemistry, laboratory operations and activity prior to beginning their apprenticeship.

Required Coursework14
CHE 111General Chemistry I5
CHE 150Basic Laboratory Skills2
MAT 116College Algebra3
BIO 101Principles of Biology4
or BIO 105 Principles of Organismal Biology
or BIO 106 Principles of Cell Biology

University Requirements

  1. Earn a minimum of 9 credit hours.
  2. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in the required coursework.
  3. Transfer coursework will not be accepted for a microcredential.
  4. Degree-seeking students cannot earn a microcredential in the same area as their major, emphasis, or concentration.
  5. Degree-seeking students must earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond their major, emphasis, concentration, and general studies requirements.