Electron Microscopy: Biological, Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion, 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. Required Certificate Courses must be completed with at least a "C" Grade.

Minimum Units Required: 58

Recommended Sequence:

First Semester (Fall)

Units

CSA 018

Microcomputers and Small Business Applications: Apple-Mac

3

E M 011

Photography for Laboratory Technicians

2

E M 021

Introductory Techniques for Electron Microscopy

3

BIOL 001

Core Biology

4

MATH 080

Elementary Algebra

4

Second Semester (Spring)

E M 022

Ultramicrotomy for Electron Microscopy

4.5

CHEM 003A

Introduction to Chemistry

4

PHYSC 010

Introduction to Physics

4

MATH 082

Intermediate Algebra

5

Third Semester (Fall)

E M 028

Biological Ultrastructure

2

E M 037

Advanced Techniques in Biological Electron Microscopy

3.5

E M 038

Scanning Electron Microscopy

3

E M 053

Electron Microscopy Equipment Maintenance

3

E M 058

Digital Imaging for Microscopy

2

MATH 038B

Precalculus II

4

Fourth Semester (Spring)

E M 030

Current Microscopies: Optics, Theory, and Application

3

E M 039

Advanced Biological Scanning Electron Microscopy

2

E M 059

Advanced Projects in Electron Microscopy

2

Suggested Electives

E M 079

Applied Microscopy Principles

1-3

E M 034

Introduction to Materials Electron Microscopy

4

E M 041

Analytical Scanning Electron Microscopy

3

E M 050H

Special Studies: Electron Microscopy

1-2

E M 062

Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Operation and Use

2

E TECH 020

Materials and Measurements

3

MATH 012

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

4

ELECT 011

AC and DC Network Analysis

4.5

BIOL 033

Anatomy & Physiology

6

BIOL 002

General Zoology

5

Required Certificate Courses must be completed with at least a "C" grade.

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.

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

Minimum Units 59