SCI 160 Science Laboratory Workplace Skills

Credit Hours: 
3.00
Course Description: 

SCI 160 helps students gain skills required of laboratory science professionals in the workplace. Course topics include standard laboratory procedures and calculations, laboratory safety, communication skills, professional behavior and employment skills, laboratory record-keeping, quality control/quality assurance, regulatory issues, specimen handling and storage, and critical thinking and problem solving in the laboratory. It will also introduce students to the research and manufacturing facets of the laboratory science industry. This course is designed to satisfy the requirements of the Biotechnology Program. Three hours of integrated lecture and laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: 
Completion of one college-level science course with a laboratory component with a grade of C or better, and completion of MATH 080/089 (or higher) with a grade of C or better OR equivalent score on the math placement test