2019-2020 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2019-2020 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Electron Microscopy, Biological Certificate of Achievement

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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

  1. Students will learn safe laboratory practices.
  2. Students will learn to communicate ideas to other scientists.
  3. Students will learn to operate equipment needed to become an electron microscopist.
  4. Students will be able to work together in teams to solve problems.
  5. Students will learn the appropriate role of science in their lives.
  6. Students will learn the structure of cells and tissues.


Equivalent courses may be accepted by transfer from other colleges but at least 12 units of the certificate must be completed at San Joaquin Delta College. Students who desire transfer credit for courses taken elsewhere must have the courses approved before taking them for certificate credit.

It is recommended that during the summer, required core courses (Non-EM) be taken.

Minimum Units Required: 46.5

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

For more information:

Contact the Applied Science, Business, and Technology Division

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