Science Laboratory Technology, A.A.S. (SLT)

 

Science Laboratory Technology, A.A.S. (SLT)

Delgado Community College's Science and Math Division offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) with concentrations in Biotechnology and Chemical Technology.

The Science Laboratory Technology Program provides students with the necessary skills and techniques for standard, everyday science laboratory work. Science Laboratory Technology Program focuses on the fundamental principles of the biological and physical sciences and emphasizes analytical laboratory techniques and applications, specifically in the realms of chemistry and biology. The curriculum enables the student to explore a variety of laboratory testing techniques and to prepare and operate various types of tools and electronic analysis equipment. The Science Laboratory Technology Program prepares graduates for employment in chemical, biological, and associated science laboratories.

The science laboratory technology fields of opportunity include chemical, biological, agricultural and food science, environmental science and prevention, forensic, forest and conservation, geological, and energy technology. This program focuses on chemical and biological concentrations with laboratory experiences that cover a variety of applications in biological, biochemical, chemical, water, environmental, forensic, petrochemical, and agricultural science areas.

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Official Program Description in the Academic Catalog

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Biotechnology

Biotechnology combines aspects of several different biological fields including genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and microbiology to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives. Biotechnology is simply technology based on biology. 

This is a growing industry.  Today’s biotechnology industry is focused on combating devastating diseases that affect humans such as COVID-19, as well as, agricultural livestock and crops. The industry is also engaged in finding solutions to reduce our environmental footprint by producing cleaner and safer energy production and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes.  

The SLT-Biotechnology Program provides students the necessary skill set for entry level positions in various regional academic, government, and private research laboratories. 


 


 

 

Admissions Steps

1. APPLY TO DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE

  • Select Pre-Science Laboratory Technology  - AAS as the major. Applicants must first apply to Delgado Community College before submitting an application to the Science Laboratory Technology - A.A.S. Program.

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2. PROVIDE ACADEMIC HISTORY DOCUMENTS.

  • College transcripts, ACT test scores, and placement test scores should be sent to the College and copies sent to the Science and Math Division. 

3. COMPLETE PRE-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAM.

  • The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" for the application to the limited admission program to be considered:
    • BIOL‐141 - General Biology I
    • BIOL‐143 - General Biology I Lab
    • CHEM‐141 - General Chemistry I
    • CHEM‐143 - General Chemistry I Lab
    • ENGL-101 - English Composition I 
    • MATH‐130 - Pre-Calculus Algebra
  • If the Pre-Admission Requirement courses were completed at another institution, the Science Laboratory Technology Program Application can be submitted along with a copy of the transcripts for evaluation.

4. APPLY TO THE A.A.S. - SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM.

  • Applications for the Science Laboratory Technology Program should be submitted if the Pre-Admission Requirements are nearing completion or were completed another institution.

DOWNLOAD THE AAS-SLT APPLICATION

  • E-Mail the completed application along with college transcripts to Raymond Duplessis (rduple@dcc.edu)
  • The application will be reviewed to confirm eligibility for admission. Grades of “C” or better in the courses above and a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 are higher are the minimum requirements for acceptance. Applicants shall be notified of their status via the email address supplied in the application.
  • For complete details, please review the, Detailed Application Process for the Associate of Applied Science: Science Laboratory Technology Program section in the AAS-SLT Program Handbook.

Biotechnology Semester Course Plan

The course sequence plan is a recommendation. This plan may be modified based on course placement(s) due to prior academic history. Discuss scheduling with the Coordinator or Academic Advisor


1ST SEMESTER

  • BIOL 141 - General Biology I (Science Majors) 3
  • BIOL 143 - General Biology I Lab (Science Majors) 1
  • CHEM 141 - Chemistry I (Science Majors) 3
  • CHEM 143 - Chemistry I Lab (Science Majors) 1
  • MATH 130 - College Algebra 3
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 OR  ENGL 110 - Intensive English Composition I

2ND SEMESTER

  • BIOL 210 - General Microbiology (Science Majors) 3
  • BIOL 212 - General Microbiology Lab (Science Majors) 1
  • SCIE 130 - Introduction to Science Laboratory Technology 2
  • SCIE 132 - Science Laboratory Techniques 2
  • MATH 203 - Introductory Statistics 3
  • CHEM 142 - Chemistry II (Science Majors)
  • CHEM 144 - Chemistry II Lab (Science Majors) 1

3RD SEMESTER

  • BTEC 274 - Introduction to Nucleic Acids 3
  • BTEC 285 - Bioinformatics and Bioethics 3
  • BIOL 265 - Cell Biology 3
  • BIOL 266 - Cell Biology Lab 1
  • CHEM 221 - Organic Chemistry I 3
  • CHEM 223 - Organic Chemistry Lab I 1
  • Social/ Behavioral Science Requirement  3

4TH SEMESTER

  • BTEC 275 - Introduction to Protein Expression and Analysis 3
  • BTEC 282 - Introduction to Molecular and Genetic Biology 3
  • Humanities Requirement  3
  • SCIE 299 - Internship 3
  • Any SLT approved elective (see advisor/program director for options) 3

BIOTECHNOLOGY ELECTIVES   

  • BTEC 280 - Microscopy Techniques
  • BTEC 284 - Biomolecules                                   
  • BTEC 286 - Cell Culture Techniques Lab

OTHER SLT APPROVED ELECTIVES

Contact Us 

Charlene Shunick
Biotechnology Coordinator
 
Dr. Amanda Rosenzweig 
College-Wide Biology Department Chair
 
Biotechnology General Email Address
 
Delgado Community College
Science and Math Division
615 City Park Avenue 
Bldg. 2 Room 137E
New Orleans, LA. 70119
(504) 671-6480

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Chemical Technology

The Chemical Technology Concentration of the Science Laboratory Technology, A.A.S.  program provides students the necessary skills and techniques for standard, everyday chemical science laboratory work. The chemical technology (Chem-Tech) concentration focuses on the fundamental principles of chemistry and emphasizes the safe and effective usage of chemicals and chemical instrumentation. Students train and prepare for employment in chemical processing and manufacturing industries as laboratory technicians with the potential to grow into supervisory positions and to earn good wages.

Upon the completion of this program the student will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental knowledge of chemistry to understand the scientific principles involved in the working science laboratory.
  • Understand the function of a science laboratory technician in the workplace.
  • Describe, operate and maintain tools and equipment in the science laboratory.
  • Develop and adapt protocols to obtain and interpret data.
  • Show proficiency in data analysis and data manipulation using spreadsheet and graphing software.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independent and collaboratively on projects.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate results both orally and through written reports in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Apply all steps of the scientific method to research, design, perform, and report on a solution to a scientific problem.
  • Obtain employment as an entry-level science laboratory technician in a wide variety of contemporary chemical technology professional settings including academic, industry or government settings.

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Admissions Steps

1. APPLY TO DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE

  • Select Pre-Science Laboratory Technology  - AAS as the major. Applicants must first apply to Delgado Community College before submitting an application to the Science Laboratory Technology - A.A.S. Program.

APPLY TO DCC NOW

2. PROVIDE ACADEMIC HISTORY DOCUMENTS.

  • College transcripts, ACT test scores, and placement test scores should be sent to the College and copies sent to the Science and Math Division. 

3. COMPLETE PRE-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAM.

  • The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" for the application to the limited admission program to be considered:
    • BIOL‐141 - General Biology I
    • BIOL‐143 - General Biology I Lab
    • CHEM‐141 - General Chemistry I
    • CHEM‐143 - General Chemistry I Lab
    • ENGL-101 - English Composition I 
    • MATH‐130 - Pre-Calculus Algebra
  • If the Pre-Admission Requirement courses were completed at another institution, the Science Laboratory Technology Program Application can be submitted along with a copy of the transcripts for evaluation.

4. APPLY TO THE A.A.S. - SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM.

  • Applications for the Science Laboratory Technology Program should be submitted if the Pre-Admission Requirements are nearing completion or were completed another institution.

DOWNLOAD THE AAS-SLT APPLICATION

  • E-Mail the completed application along with college transcripts to Raymond Duplessis (rduple@dcc.edu)
  • The application will be reviewed to confirm eligibility for admission. Grades of “C” or better in the courses above and a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 are higher are the minimum requirements for acceptance. Applicants shall be notified of their status via the email address supplied in the application.
  • For complete details, please review the, Detailed Application Process for the Associate of Applied Science: Science Laboratory Technology Program section in the AAS-SLT Program Handbook.

Chemical Technology Semester Course Plan

The course sequence plan is a recommendation. This plan may be modified based on course placement(s) due to prior academic history. Discuss scheduling with the Coordinator or Academic Advisor


1ST SEMESTER

  • BIOL 141 - General Biology I (Science Majors) 3
  • BIOL 143 - General Biology I Lab (Science Majors) 1
  • CHEM 141 - Chemistry I (Science Majors) 3
  • CHEM 143 - Chemistry I Lab (Science Majors) 1
  • MATH 130 - College Algebra 3
  • SCIE 130 - Introduction to Science Laboratory Technology 2
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 OR  ENGL 110 - Intensive English Composition I

2ND SEMESTER

  • CHEM 142 - Chemistry II (Science Majors) 3
  • CHEM 144 - Chemistry II Lab (Science Majors) 1
  • MATH 203 - Introductory Statistics 3
  • SCIE 132 - Science Laboratory Techniques 2
  • PHYS 101 - Intro to Physics Concepts 3
  • Humanities Requirement 3

3RD SEMESTER

  • CHEM 221 - Organic Chemistry I 3
  • CHEM 223 - Organic Chemistry Lab I 1
  • CHEM 241 - Analytical Chemistry (Quantitative Analysis) 3
  • CHEM 243 - Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1
  • CHTC 261 - Instrumental Analysis 3
  • Social/Behavioral Science Requirement  3

4TH SEMESTER

  • CHEM 222 - Organic Chemistry II 3
  • CHEM 224 - Organic Chemistry Lab II 1
  • CHTC 271 - Applied Instrumental Analysis I 3
  • CHTC 272 - Applied Instrumental Analysis II 3
  • SCIE 299 - Internship 3
  • Any SLT approved elective (see advisor/program director for options) 3

CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY ELECTIVES   

  • CHTC 273 - Applied Instrumental Analysis III
  • CHTC 274 - Applied Instrumental Anaysis IV
  • CHTC 281 - Applied Organic Chemistry Lab

OTHER SLT APPROVED ELECTIVES

Contact Us 

Dr. April Noble
Chemical Technology Coordinator
 
Diondra DeMolle 
College-Wide Physical Sciences Department Chair
 
Chemical Technology General Email Address
 
Delgado Community College
Science and Math Division
615 City Park Avenue 
Bldg. 2 Room 137E
New Orleans, LA. 70119
(504) 671-6480
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CONTACT BIOTECHNOLOGY

Charlene Shunick
Biotechnology Coordinator
 
Dr. Amanda Rosenzweig 
College-Wide Biology Department Chair
 
Biotechnology General Email Address
 
 

CONTACT CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY

Dr. April Noble
Chemical Technology Coordinator
 
Diondra DeMolle 
College-Wide Physical Sciences Department Chair
 
Chemical Technology General Email Address