The science of microbiology includes the study of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses, as well as beneficial yeasts, antibiotic-producing organisms, and cyclic environmental bacteria.
The science of microbiology includes the study of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses, as well as beneficial yeasts, antibiotic-producing organisms, and cyclic environmental bacteria. Training in microbiology can lead to positions in hospitals, research laboratories, commercial food and beverage enterprises, environmental laboratories and pharmaceutical institutes.
The following courses, in addition to those required for the AS-T, AA-DTA or AA - Option B degree, should be completed for transfer to a microbiology program:
- BIOL& 160: General biology w/lab
- BIOL& 211-13: Major: Cellular/Zoology/Botany
- BIOL& 260: Microbiology
- CHEM& 161-163: General chemistry w/lab I-III
- CHEM& 261-263: Organic chemistry w/lab I-III
- MATH& 151: Calculus I (or MATH& 148)
- PHYS& 221-223: Engineering physics I-III (or PHYS& 121-123)
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A university transfer degree from Pierce College satisfies the first two years of coursework required at four-year colleges and universities, but at a fraction of the cost.
Transfer students should complete the curriculum recommended in the Biology Transfer I program, which is the recommended curriculum for pre-professional programs (pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-chiropractic, pre-veterinary, microbiology, cell biology, college and high school teaching, etc.)
One course, BIOL& 260 (Microbiology) is accepted for transfer to professional programs; the other, MICRO 110 (Introduction to clinical microbiology), serves students in the veterinary technology or medical lab technician programs.