Applied Sciences


Associate in Applied Science-T Degree
Molecular Sciences Technician

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2016 – 2017.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

Brief Description

Graduates with a two-year molecular sciences technician degree will be prepared to work as laboratory technicians in a variety of environments, including bioscience research labs, chemical research labs, and environmental science labs. Typical job titles include biological technician, chemical technician, and laboratory technician. Individuals wishing to continue their education to the baccalaureate degree will be well prepared for the BAS in Molecular Biosciences planned at Bellevue College.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Read, understand, carry out protocols and use appropriate laboratory equipment with minimal supervision
  • Apply the scientific method and good experimental design in the workplace
  • Integrate laboratory skills and theory into job-related tasks
  • Analyze and summarize scientific data using analytical and computational tools
  • Communicate scientific ideas in either written or oral formats in a manner that is appropriate for either a technical or non-technical audience

Completion Worksheet

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Core Coursework

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
BIOL 275 Laboratory Methods in Genomics 6
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business 5
BTS 147 Presentation Design & Delivery 3
CHEM& 161 General Chemistry I 6
CHEM& 162 General Chemistry II 6
CHEM& 163 General Chemistry III 6
CHEM 275 Introduction to Instrumental Analysis 6
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing 5
MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics 5
MATH& 151 Calculus I 5
MATH& 152 Calculus II 5
Choose 6 credits from the following: 6
BIOL& 160
BIOL& 211
General Biology w/Lab (6 Cr)

Biology Majors Cellular (6 Cr)

Choose 5 credits from the following (fulfills Cultural Diversity Requirement at Bellevue College): 5
CMST 250
CMST 280
Organizational Communication (5 Cr)
Intercultural Communication (5 Cr)


Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Choose 5 credits from the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) 5

Science Electives

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Choose 12 credits from the following: 12
BIOL& 241
BIOL& 242
Anatomy & Physiology I (6 Cr)

Anatomy & Physiology II (6 Cr)

Or two of the following approved science electives:
BIOL& 260
CHEM& 131
CHEM& 261
CHEM& 262
CHEM& 263
PHYS& 114
PHYS& 115
PHYS& 116
PHYS& 121
PHYS& 122
PHYS& 123
Microbiology (6 Cr)
Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry (6 Cr)
Organic Chemistry I (6 Cr)
Organic Chemistry II (6 Cr)
Organic Chemistry III (6 Cr)
General Physics I (6 Cr)
General Physics II (6 Cr)
General Physics III (6 Cr)
General Engineering Physics I (6 Cr)
General Engineering Physics II (6 Cr)
General Engineer Physics III (6 Cr)

Total Credits: 91

Professional or technical program offerings and course requirements listed in this website may be altered by the college to reflect the needs of industry, student interests and availability of resources.

This website is designed as a tool to assist in making degree selection decisions, but may not be up-to-date in all instances. Please review worksheets with an advisor to ensure that you receive the most up-to-date information.

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Last Updated September 28, 2015