Chemical Laboratory Technicianjpanella2022-07-01T08:46:52-05:00
When you enter the Chemical Laboratory Technician Program, you will set yourself on a direct path to a career as a laboratory technician. You will start by completing 14 credit hours and earning the pre-apprenticeship microcredential. Then, you will apply for a part- or full-time, paid apprenticeship position. Once you complete the 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and meet apprenticeship competencies, you will receive a certificate of completion. You will then be ready to enter the workforce or continue toward degree completion.
Department of Labor Certificate of Apprenticeship Completion
Laboratory and wet chemical techniques
Value of Microcredentials
“In a rapidly changing economy, micro-credentialing has emerged as a time-saving and cost-effective method to help learners get recognition for their skills.” Missouri Western has developed several microcredentials that will have a direct impact on the regional workforce, by providing individuals with real skills that make them desirable employees. Preliminary research has shown that earning a microcredential can “lead to job promotions, higher wages, and an increase in self-confidence” for individuals.