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HL0050018
Laboratory Animal Science Technologist
Laboratory Animal Technologists are highly skilled and proficient at performing the tasks related to laboratory animal science. In addition to being able to perform these daily tasks independently, technologists may also be involved in designing studies and setting the conditions and protocols that will provide scientists with the information required. To do this, they need to understand the physical, behavioral, and environmental needs of individual species, and be able to predict and interpret the animals’ responses. Experienced technologists help breed animals especially for use in research. They monitor pregnancies, care for newborn animals and measure weight gain and growth. Technologists also play a key role in selecting animals for studies and carrying out and developing dosing, assessment and sampling techniques; therefore, some understanding of the science supporting individual studies is required. In many instances, technologists perform managerial duties and are responsible for training and monitoring laboratory technicians. Certification is recommended, but not necessary for job placement.
1245.0
2013
Courses
Hours Course Code Course Title Actions
120.00 HL00452 Introduction to Biotechnology View Course
30.00 HL00458 Biological Laboratory Sciences Orientation View Course
60.00 HL00393 Professionalism and Communication Skills View Course
120.00 HL00451 Applied Mathematics for Laboratory Science View Course
120.00 HL00455 Biological Laboratory Safety View Course
135.00 HL00457 Standard Laboratory Operating Procedures View Course
180.00 HL00467 Assistant Lab Animal Technician Training View Course
120.00 HL00462 Laboratory Animal Technician Training View Course
240.00 HL00461 Laboratory Animal Technologist Training View Course
120.00 HL00468 Work-based Experiences for Biological Sciences II View Course
Campuses Approved For This Career Major This career major is not currently approved at any campuses