Associate in Applied Science (AAS),
Certificate of Specialization (CS)
Offered through Science and Science Technology
@ BRDG Park
This program provides students with the knowledge and skills to work in a life science research laboratory, in molecular-cellular quality control, in bioprocessing and in other life science industry settings.
The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.
Additional information is available about these programs in our online catalog
State-of-the-art labs: Much of the required course work will be offered at the Center for Plant and Life Sciences. These state of the art laboratory facilities are located within BioResearch and Development Growth (BRDG) Park, 1005 North Warson Road, Creve Couer MO 63132.
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree blends general education requirements with specialized biotechnology laboratory training.
Certificate of Specialization (CS) is for those students already possessing a Bachelor’s degree in a life science field. This certificate will provide the hands-on laboratory skills piece that they may be missing from a four year degree program.
Learn valuable laboratory skills:
- protein purification
- proper documentation of experiments
- plant transformation
- quantitative PCR technologies
Hands-on experience: If you are seeking an AAS degree, you will benefit from a workplace learning internship. These internships are usually fulfilled on site at the Center for Plant and Life Sciences where much of the upper level course work is taught, or at an Industry Partner’s location. For more information on the different types of workplace learning experiences that might be available at any given time, contact Elizabeth Boedeker (firstname.lastname@example.org; 314-513-4966).
More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.
Our instructors worked for industry giants like Monsanto and Sigma-Aldrich and bring that experience to the classroom. Students will learn from seasoned professionals who offer one-on-one coaching, extended office hours and opportunities for extra lab practice.
Hands On Learning
Students practice lab techniques on millions of dollars’ worth of equipment covering a variety of bioscience niches — the same equipment used by researchers at BRDG Park.
This program is designed to flexible for both full-time day students as well as those students in careers who need evening classes.
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Cost of Attendance
For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES.
Program Career and Salary Information
Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at https://scorecard.mo.gov/scorecard/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest.
The following limitations to the data apply - Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.