What is Laboratory Technology?
Üsküdar University Laboratory Technology Program; aims to educate technical staff who have assimilated the concepts and principles related to the subject, have the ability to follow new systems and technological methods, new product design, production and quality control, and can work in sample preparation, design, laboratory and production units including quality assurance.
Graduates of Laboratory Technology Program perform chemical, biochemical and microbiological analyzes of samples such as plants, soil, water, feed, food as technicians in related laboratories. In addition, recording, reporting and evaluating the analysis results is an important part of their job.
Program Content of Laboratory Technology
The education period of the Laboratory Technology Program is 2 years and the language of instruction is Turkish. It is aimed to provide students with the skills to work in laboratories with both theoretical and applied courses taught in the Laboratory Technology Program. In the curriculum, there are courses in which various analysis techniques such as microbiological analysis, water analysis, plant analysis, soil analysis, food analysis, as well as the principles of safe working in the laboratory, laboratory techniques, standardization and quality concepts are taught. In addition, students are expected to complete their practice training with a 20-day summer internship, which they will do in high-level centers.
Job Opportunities for Laboratory Technology Graduates
Students graduated from the Laboratory Technology program can work as technicians in laboratories. The graduates can also work in laboratories of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, State Hydraulic Works, Agricultural Research Institutes, Agricultural Provincial Control Laboratories, Food Control Laboratories, Waste Water Treatment Plants, laboratories which analyses soil-water-plant and fertilizers, factories producing all kinds of food, pharmaceuticals, agricultural inputs, laboratories established in the municipality, laboratories of the related departments of the university, laboratories of food factories, and private laboratories of their own establishments.