Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
Minimum 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours plus 16 hours by arrangement per term.
Introduction to the morphology, physiology, and genetics of microorganisms, with emphasis
on bacteria and viruses. Includes environmental, applied microbiology, and the role
of bacteria and viruses in health and disease. Laboratory work consists of isolation,
cultivation, and identification of bacteria and techniques used to demonstrate microbial
properties; including serological methods and bioinformatics. (Recommended for students
majoring in life science, physical science, health science, and nursing). One or more
field trips may be required.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Lab hours/semester: 48-54
TBA hours/semester: 16-18
Homework hours/semester: 80-90
Prerequisites: A college level biology course with a lab AND a college level chemistry course with
a lab. This includes BIOL 110, BIOL 210, BIOL 220, BIOL 230, BIOL 250, BIOL 260, BIOL
130 with BIOL 132 (lab), BIOL 225 (Canada), OR BIOL 215 (Skyline), AND CHEM 192, CHEM
210, or CHEM 410.
Recommended: Eligibility for MATH 110 or MATH 111.
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5a
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area B2 and B3), UC (IGETC Area 5B and 5C).