The Associate in Science degree in Electron Microscopy - Biological is designed to offer students a broad base in the natural sciences, emphasizing microscopy and laboratory techniques. The Associate in Science degree may be completed in conjunction with the Electron Microscopy - Biological Certificate. Students who complete this degree will be prepared to work as Biological Electron Microscopy Technicians, Histotechnologists, Staff Research Associates, and Structural Biology Lab Technicians.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will understand the applications of electron microscopy to all areas of biology.
Students will work safely in any science lab.
Students will work cooperatively in groups.
Students will prepare biological tissues for both TEM and SEM examination.
Students will use both light and electron microscopes to record images of cells.
Students will identify the ultrastructure of biological material.
Students will use standard lab tools used in electron microscopy.
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.
Minimum Major Units Required: 46.5
Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.