Upon successful completion of the Electron Microscopy - Materials Associate in Science degree, the student will demonstrate a basic understanding of the theory, operation, and maintenance of the electron microscope. Skills in microscopy related instrumentation and associated sample preparation techniques will serve as a foundation for employment or additional study.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between electrons and ions in creating images with specialized high performance microscopes.
Analyze and evaluate energy dispersive spectra of unknown sample composition for proper identification.
Demonstrate the application of sample preparation techniques to routine and unique specimens.
Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.