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Courses Offered

Core Requirements listed below: 20 – 21 units, plus General Education requirements.

Total Units needed for AS Degree: 60 units

BIOL 240 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY (4)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/48-54 lab/16-18 hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a college-level laboratory science course. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Morphology, taxonomy, ecology, and physiology of microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria. Laboratory techniques on culture and identification of bacteria. Recommended for agriculture, biochemistry, nursing, pre-medical and pre-dental, biotechnology engineering, and other life science majors. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B2, B3).

BIOL 250 HUMAN ANATOMY (4)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/48-54 lab/16-18 hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: BIOL 101 or BIOL 110 or BIOL 130, or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Students learn the gross and microscopic structure of the human body through lecture and laboratory study of dissections, histology slides, anatomy models, and prosected human cadavers. This course is primarily intended for Nursing, Allied Health, Kinesiology, and other health related majors. This course is an elective for pre-dental, premedical, and pre-veterinary students. Recommended for general life science majors, respiratory therapy majors, and physical education majors. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B2, B3).

BIOL 260 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (5)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/96-108 lab. Prerequisite: BIOL 250 or equivalent; and CHEM 192, or CHEM 210, or CHEM 410, or equivalent.
Students learn through lecture and laboratory experiences how the organ systems function in maintaining homeostasis – regulating change and growth processes in humans. This course is primarily intended for Nursing, Allied Health, Kinesiology, and other health related majors. This course is an elective for pre-dental and pre-medical students. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B2, B3).

CHEM 210 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (5)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/96-108 lab. Prerequisite: MATH 120, or MATH 123 or appropriate placement test score and other measures as appropriate, or equivalent. Recommended: CHEM 192 or one year of high school college preparatory chemistry with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.
The first semester of a two-semester sequence with laboratory intended for science, engineering and pre-professional majors. Includes a detailed study of atomic and molecular structures, stoichiometric calculations, solutions, thermochemistry, gas laws, physical states, atomic electron orbital theory, and chemical bonding. The course also includes laboratory study of these concepts, experimental chemistry techniques, and the analysis and interpretation of experimental findings.Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).

CHEM 410 CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES (4)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/48-54 lab. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or appropriate placement test scores and other measures as appropriate, or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Survey of the principles of general, organic and biochemistry. The physical and chemical properties of inorganic, organic and biomolecules will be studied. The course will include a study of equilibrium in chemical systems with special emphasis on chemical processes in the body. The laboratory component of the course introduces qualitative and quantitative techniques of chemical study and manipulations with inorganic, organic and biochemical reactions. Designed for Health Science majors (e.g., respiratory therapy, nursing). Not intended for students majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, or pre-professional programs such as medicine, dentistry or pharmacy. Transfer credit: CSU (B1, B3).

 

Elective Units:

At least 3 from the Following: BIOL 110 or 130 or 215 or 230, or CHEM 220, or EMC 180, or HSCI 180, or EMC 400, or FCS 310, or HSCI 420, or PHYS 210