Certificate of Specialization: General & Emerging Technologies Laboratory Technician


The General and Emerging Technologies Laboratory Technician (GET LAB TECH) program came from a need to train students in entry-level and advanced laboratory technical skills for the industrial workplace. GET LAB TECH focuses on basic science and workplace skills with a goal of preparing students for entry-level jobs in laboratory-science based industries. One of the elective courses for this program is NANO 010: Intro to Nanotechnology.

The program offers a Certificate of Specialization, a departmental award in an area of specialization requiring less than 18 semester units. This issuance of the departmental award is not recorded on the student’s official transcript.

Courses for the certificate:
  • BIOSCI-090 Biology for Technology (3 units)
  • BIOSCI-095 Cleanroom Technology (1 unit)
  • CHEM-090 Chemistry for Technology (3 units)
  • CIT-140 Survey of Microsoft Office Programs (3 units)
  • ENGR-090 Exploring Gadgets, Engineering & Technology (3 units)
  • INTERD-010 Careers in Technology (1 unit)
  • INTERD-090 Health and Safety in the Laboratory (0.5 units)

Recommended elective:

  • NANO 010: Intro to Nanotechnology (2 units): This course introduces nanotechnology in a descriptive and interdisciplinary way, including an introduction to microscopy used for nanomaterial characterization. The goal of this course is to master the nano-jargon, gain insights into the level of the nanoscale, appreciate how nano-instruments work, understand how nanotechnology affects and associates with everyday living and non-living things, and critically think about how the applications of nanotechnology perforate our daily lives.
14.5 units

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