The Lab Science Technician program is not accepting Applications at this time. When the college resumes accepting applications for fall of 2020, the website will be updated.

A Pivotal Position in the Food Quality Industry

Food quality technicians work in a fast-paced environment. Enjoy plenty of variety in your work day in the high-demand food processing industry. You’ll work as part of a food quality team, producing internationally-recognized products, such as cheese, yogurt, butter, and more.

Making sure the food we eat is safe is just one of the responsibilities of a laboratory food quality technician. Learn how to:

  • Conduct food quality and safety tests
  • Report Results
  • Evaluate the environment’s effect on food quality
  • Apply quality principles to food production
  • Be involved in research and development of new products

Employers in the region are looking for Southwest Tech graduates in this program and offer plenty of opportunity for advancement in your career.

Southwest Tech's Laboratory Science Technician program is a one-year technical diploma with a four-week internship that will ensure you are workplace ready!

This program is offered in a convenient format. Most of your coursework will be completed online with once a week face-to-face laboratory sessions. In addition, with your successful completion of coursework you will graduate with a HAACP certificate.

TAA eligible populations and Veterans are encouraged to participate.