2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Pathway

Electron Microscopy - Biological, AS

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

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the applications of electron microscopy to all areas of biology.
  2. Work safely in any science lab.
  3. Work cooperatively in groups.
  4. Prepare biological tissues for both TEM and SEM examination.
  5. Use both light and electron microscopes to record images of cells.
  6. Identify the ultrastructure of biological material.
  7. Use standard lab tools used in electron microscopy.

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Biology

Complete 4 units selected from:

Area B - Chemistry

Complete 4 units selected from:

Area C - Mathematics

Complete 4 units selected from:

Area D - Physics

Complete 4 units selected from:

Minimum Major Units Required: 46.5

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

General Education

Complete the following general education pattern:

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 Degree Units Required: 65.5