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Laboratory Science - Introduction

20-506-1 Certificate (C) 14 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

This introductory certificate program is required prior to enrolling in more specific lab science certificates. You’ll get a solid introduction to the core concepts and principles of math, biology and chemistry. You’ll also learn about laboratory procedures, data analysis, safety and equipment. You’ll be well prepared to take your lab science study to the next level.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Beginning Laboratory Science
10-506-101
3
Introduces the learner to beginning laboratory concepts and procedures. Emphasis will be on general laboratory safety, basic laboratory equipment utilization and calibration techniques. An introduction to scientific inquiry will be addressed. Proper techniques in documentation as it relates to quality control in verification of a quality system will be introduced. Concepts in data analysis will be reviewed as it relates to creation of a laboratory notebook.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 80 & Sentence >= 83 & Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT (Engl/Math) >= 18 & Read >= 20 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree
College Mathematics
10-804-107
3
Designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics in the areas of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, measurement and data. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not enrolled in a program.
General Biology
10-806-114
4
Introduces general biological concepts and principles. Emphasis is on cell structure and function, genetics, evolution and taxonomical relationships. Consideration is also given to diversity among the various kingdoms. This course emphasizes an environmental perspective and is suitable for students in Natural Resources, Early Childhood Education, Laboratory Science, Forensic Science and others interested in environmental biology.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
General Chemistry
10-806-134
4
Covers inorganic chemistry and basic organic chemistry. Topics include metrics, problem solving, atomic structure, chemical reactions, solutions and concentrations, ionization, pH and organic compounds.
Prereq: ACCPL Algebra >= 51 OR ACT(Math) >=18 OR Program Prep with a C or better OR College Math 1 (10804115/113) OR Algebra (10804109) OR Tech Math (10804121) OR Math Tech Basic (10804125) OR College Math (10804107) OR Math Common Topics (10804117)

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