Upon successful completion of the Electron Microscopy: Biological Certificate of Achievement, the student demonstrates skills, knowledge and training for employment as a microscopist to work with research scientists in industry, research laboratories, medical schools, hospitals, colleges and universities, as well as being qualified for technical sales and marketing for Electron Microscopy. The student demonstrates his or her ability to: use theory in hands-on work, specimen preparation, electron/ion/light/scanned probe microscope operation, digital imaging, routine maintenance of equipment, experimental design, and data interpretation. The student demonstrates skills, knowledge, and training in organization, team work, oral and written communication, problem solving, and critical thinking. The student demonstrates a variety of skills for employment in disciplines including the following: metallurgy, ceramics, computer and electronics industries, biology, environmental areas, biotechnology, geology, forensics, food and cosmetic industries, and medicine.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will learn safe laboratory practices.
- Students will learn to communicate ideas to other scientists.
- Students will learn to operate equipment needed to become an electron microscopist.
- Students will be able to work together in teams to solve problems.
- Students will learn the appropriate role of science in their lives.
- Students will learn the structure of cells and tissues.