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Academy Applied Technical Laboratory Science

Academy Applied Technical Laboratory Science

Level 3

Are you interested in science? UCOL’s Academy Applied Technical Laboratory Science programme will give you an opportunity to work hands-on in a research laboratory.

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Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North

Duration: 1 day a week

Dates:
14 Feb 2022 - 30 Sep 2022

Palmerston North - Mondays

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-freeScholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

This programme will provide you with the opportunity to experience working hands-on in UCOL's teaching laboratory learning microbiology and chemistry.  You will gain the foundation skills to become a laboratory technician.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for this programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. Once you've talked to everyone required, you can fill out the application form as follows:
 


 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of UCOL's Academy Applied Technical Laboratory Science programme is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career in applied science with various industries . If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

Employment Opportunities

  • Lab Assistant
  • Lab Technician
  • Food Technologist
  • Biochemist

 Course Information

This programme comprises 24 credits.

The standards delivered are as below,

6345: Analyse oxidation - reduction reactions (Level 3) (Version 7) (Credits 4)
8035: Carry out visualisation and measurement of microorganisms (Level 4) (Version 6) (Credits 4)
8040: Perform aseptic laboratory techniques (Level 4) (Version 6) (Credits 4)
8091: Use and maintain a light microscope (Level 4) (Version 6) (Credits 2)
26117: Work safely in a science laboratory (Level 3) (Version  3) (Credits 2)
91387: Carry out an investigation in chemistry involving quantitative analysis (Level 3) ( Version 2) (Credit 4)
91601: Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance (Level 3) (Version 2) (Credits 4)

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 11 - 13 secondary school students (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or students with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school).

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

This programme is part of a suite of 'Academy' programmes offered by UCOL to secondary students seeking to explore their career options while still in school. Gain practical experience and NCEA Credits.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for UCOL's Academy Applied Technical Laboratory Science programme , talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. 

Cost
Fees-free when criteria are met. 

Transport
Transport assistance is available if you meet the criteria.

Attendance expectations
Students must maintain appropriate attendance at both secondary school and Academy to remain enrolled in the Academy Programme.

 Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this programme. Simply, bring a pen, paper and your lunch each week.

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