Electron Microscopy: Biological

Science & Mathematics Division
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.

Total Units Required 54
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester (Fall) Units
C S 18 Microcomputers and Small Business: Apple Macintosh 3
E M 11 Photography for Laboratory Technicians 2
E M 21 Introductory Techniques of Electron Microscopy 3
BIOL 1 Core Biology 4
MATH 80 Elementary Algebra 4

Second Semester (Spring)
E M 22 Ultramicrotomy for Electron Microscopy 4.5
CHEM 3A Introduction to Chemistry 4
PHYSC 10 Introduction to Physics 4
MATH 82 Intermediate Algebra 4

Third Semester (Fall)
E M 28 Biological Ultrastructure 2
E M 37 Advanced Techniques in Biological Electron Microscopy 3.5
E M 38 Scanning Electron Microscopy 3
E M 53 Electron Microscopy Equipment Maintenance 3
E M 58 Digital Imaging for Microscopy 2
MATH 31 Trigonometry 3

Fourth Semester (Spring)
E M 30 Current Microscopies, Optics, Theory and Application 3
E M 39 Advanced Biological SEM 2
E M 59 Advanced Projects in Electron Microscopy 2

Suggested Electives
E M 79 Applied Microscopy Principles 1-3
E M 34 Introduction to Materials Electron Microscopy 4
E M 41 Analytical SEM 3
E M 50H Special Studies: Electron Microscopy 1 - 2
E M 62 Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Operation/Use 2
E M 60 TEM Align/Use 2
E M 61 SEM Align/Use 2
E TECH 20 Materials & Measurements 3
MATH 12 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
ELECT 11 AC and DC Network Analysis 4.5
BIOL 33 Anatomy and Physiology 6
BIOL 2 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.