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Electron Microscopy


E M 11 Photography for Laboratory Technicians Units 2
Prerequisites: E M 21 or concurrent enrollment in E M 21.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed for the student who wishes to become laboratory technicians using photography as part of his or her work. Emphasis is placed on photography related to the optical microscope and electron microscope as used in medical, scientific, and industrial areas. (CSU)

E M 15 Selected Topics: Electron Microscopy Units 1-2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one of the specialized areas of electron microscopy not already covered by existing curricula. (CSU)

E M 21 Introductory Techniques for Electron Microscopy Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a beginning electron microscopy lecture and laboratory course dealing with the alignment and operation of the transmission electron microscope (TEM) as well as the preparation of particles and replicas for viewing on the TEM. The course includes individual training in the use of the TEM and techniques for photography. (CSU)

E M 22 Ultramicrotomy for Electron Microscopy Units 4.5
Prerequisites: EM 21 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in EM 21.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a lecture and laboratory course which covers standard methods of preparing TEM (Transmission Electron Microscope) samples by ultramicrotomy. (CSU)

E M 28 Biological Ultrastructure Units 2
Prerequisites: BIOL 1 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to present specific information about the fine structure and function of cells and tissues at the ultrastructure level. Videos, slides, and micrograph examination are correlated with lectures so that students learn to recognize the fine structure of cells and tissues. (CSU)

E M 30 Current Microscopies: Optics, Theory, and Application Units 3
Prerequisites: E M 21 and PHYSICS 10, both with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide information related to the physical laws and applications of the various types of current microscopies. (CSU)

E M 34 Introduction to Materials Electron Microscopy Units 4
Prerequisites: E M 21 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a lecture and laboratory course covering the areas of fractography, integrated circuits, and thin foil preparation. (CSU)

E M 35 Physical Electron Microscopy Laboratory Units 3.5
Prerequisites: Completion of EM 21 and EM 34 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a lecture and laboratory course covering preparation, handling, and examinations of thin film electron transmission samples of metals. The course also covers interpretation of electron micrograph images and reciprocal lattice patterns in terms of electron diffraction in crystals. (CSU)

E M 37 Advanced Techniques in Biological Electron Microscopy Units 3.5
Prerequisites: E M 21 and 22 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a lecture and laboratory course which covers advanced techniques for biological specimen preparation in transmission electron microscopy (TEM). (CSU)

E M 38 Scanning Electron Microscopy Units 3
Prerequisites: EM 21 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with techniques necessary to prepare specimens, both organic and inorganic, for the scanning electron microscope. The student becomes familiar with the operating modes of the scanning electron microscope and the energy dispersive X-ray system. High resolution systems and computer imaging constitute part of the course. (CSU)

E M 39 Advanced Biological Scanning Electron Microscopy Units 2
Prerequisites: EM 38 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a lecture and laboratory course which cover advanced preparation methods for biological specimens for observation in the scanning electron microscope (SEM). (CSU)

E M 41 Analytical Scanning Electron Microscopy Units 3
Prerequisites: E M 38 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an advanced course in scanning electron microscopy. The course places emphasis on elemental analysis with both energy and wave-length dispersive systems as done on the scanning electron microscope. Quantitative computer assisted analysis constitutes a segment of the course. (CSU)

E M 50H Special Studies: Electron Microscopy Units 1-2
Prerequisites: EM 35 or EM 37 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is available to the qualified student who wishes to explore further some phase of electron microscopy either in the biological or metallurgical field. Consent of the instructor and division chairperson is required. (CSU)

E M 53 Electron Microscopy Equipment Maintenance Units 3
Prerequisites: EM 38 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in EM 38.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide information and training related to the upkeep and everyday maintenance of equipment usually found in an electron microscope laboratory. (CSU)

E M 58 Digital Imaging for Microscopy Units 2
Prerequisites: EM 21, CS 18B, and Math 80 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a lecture and laboratory course which provides information and training related to digitizing, processing, measuring, and analyzing images specifically related to microscopy applications. Field trips are required. (CSU)

E M 59 Advanced Projects in Electron Microscopy Units 2
Prerequisites: E M 35 or 37 with a grade of "C" or better, and None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a lecture and laboratory course which includes special studies involving advanced concepts for electron microscopy. Field trips may be required. (CSU)

E M 60 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Alignment and Use Units 2
Prerequisites: E M 21 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an advanced electron microscopy lecture and laboratory course specifically dealing with the alignment and operation of the transmission electron microscope (TEM). (CSU)

E M 61 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Alignment and Use Units 2
Prerequisites: E M 38 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an advanced electron microscopy lecture and laboratory course specifically dealing with the alignment and advanced operation of the scanning electron microscope (SEM). (CSU)

E M 62 Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Operation and Use Units 2
Prerequisites: E M 38 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an advanced microscopy lecture and laboratory course specifically dealing with the alignment and operation of the focused ion beam (FIB) instrument. (CSU)

E M 75 Selected Topics: Electron Microscopy Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of electron microscopy not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

E M 79 Applied Microscopy Principles Units 1-3
Prerequisites: E M 21 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare students to help other the student in hands-on microscopy procedures. The student learns how to assist other students in "hands on" applications. The student performs as microscopy laboratory assistants applying learned material and performing various microscopy-related tasks as directed by an instructor or lab supervisor. This course may be repeated up to a maximum total of 6 units.




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