2022-2023 College Catalog

Bioscience Environmental Laboratory Technologist TCC

Program Description (Major Code: BE61)

Program Description

Environmental laboratory testing is a crucial aspect of our society's environmental management. The orchestration of drinking water purification and waste water management along with pollution remediation dominate the careers available to bioscience environmental laboratory technologists. This program prepares students to work in laboratories associated with environmental management.

Career Information


Biological Technicians 

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 16% nationally and 11% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $40,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements


Program Specific Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age

Blood and Airborne Pathogens

Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens.

These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at https://tcsg.edu/tcsgpolicy/tcsg_policy_manual.pdf.

Program Contact Information

Barry Bates
Program Coordinator Bioscience Technology
Academic Building D2008

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 2 terms

Credit Hours: 24

Estimated Program Cost: $3,504


Additional Program Fees: Cost are estimated and are subject to change

Books & Supplies: $1,500.00


Required Courses

General Education Courses (3 Credits)

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


Non General Education Courses (6 Credits)

ALHS 1015Basic Inorganic Chemistry



BIOL 1111Biology I



BIOL 1111LBiology Lab I



BIOL 2107Biological Principles I



BIOL 2107LBiological Principles I Lab


Occupational Courses (15 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar


BSCI 1111Introduction to Bioscience


BSCI 1211Regulatory Compliance


BSCI 1230Environmental Laboratory Testing Methods


BSCI 1240Pollution and Remediation


Total Credit Hours: 24


Program Outcomes

1. Graduates will be capable of determining pH of samples.
2. Graduates will be able to maintain a laboratory notebook in a regulated environment.
3. Graduates will be able to measure biological and chemical oxygen demand in water samples.
4. Graduates will be able to collect, label and process samples from the field.
5. Graduates will be able to recognize micro and macro biological contaminants.
6. Graduates will be able to determine and record pH, turbidity and elemental concentrations.
7. Graduates will be able to process soil samples to measure bulk density, texture and organic matter concentration.
8. Graduates will be able to understand atomic absorption and metal analysis.