72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class.
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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+/Arith 65+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+/Arith 263+, ACT Read/Engl/Math 18+, OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103/Arith Prep 10834109 OR Not pursuing a degree