Molecular Sciences Technician, AAS-T

This degree prepares you for entry-level positions in a variety of research labs. You’ll be ready to conduct routine laboratory work, assist staff, and support overall lab functions. This transfer degree provides training in laboratory protocols, data analysis, technical writing and scientific methodology. Graduates are prepared to continue their education in programs such as Bellevue College’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Molecular Sciences. Discover careers in a variety of lab settings, including environmental science, bioscience and chemical research.

Course Maps

A course map is a quick guide to help students figure out which courses to take each quarter. Course maps were written by BC faculty, who have used their expertise to recommend specific courses students can take to achieve their academic or career goals. Students should meet with an advisor to learn more.

Courses & Requirements

The course catalog is a great place to find detailed information on this program.

Sample Courses

  • Statistical Analysis
  • Laboratory Methods in Genomics
  • Technical Writing
  • General Biology with Lab
  • Organic Chemistry

Program Catalog Page

Points of Pride

An icon shows a test tube and a model of molecular structure with atoms bonded together.

Gain Real Experience

Engage in hands-on research in modern laboratories.

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Value and Opportunity

Program is an affordable pathway to careers in laboratory science and research.

Featured Faculty

  • Portrait of Jacqueline Drak.

    Jacqueline Drak

    • Program Chair

    Jacqui Drak received her PhD in Biophysical Chemistry from Yale University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard. Her research work has encompassed many different topics, including the structure of the SV40 virus capsid, the properties of bent DNA, and the mechanism of action for drugs used in chemotherapy.

  • Portrait of Grady Blacken.

    Grady Blacken

    • Faculty

    Grady Blacken received his BA in chemistry from Whitman College and PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Washington. A Washington native, he has interfaced with physicians and medical researchers across the Seattle biomedical arena, including five years as a post-doctoral research fellow at UW Hematology and Bloodworks Northwest.

  • Portrait of Bernard Greenspan.

    Bernard Greenspan

    • Faculty

    Bernie Greenspan holds a BA in physics from Clark University and an MS and Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Rochester. He’s held key R&D positions at life science, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies. An inventor on 11 issued U.S. patents, he is a registered patent agent at the USPTO.