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Course Description

Biology - BIOL 290

Life Science Laboratory Techniques Internship (2-12/40) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course prepares students to conduct life science-based laboratory experiments. In the laboratory, students will learn core biological laboratory skills and techniques that they would use when conducting life science research. This will include lab safety and record keeping, nucleic acid and protein analysis, preparation of solutions and using analytical instrumentation. Students registered in this internship course are considered Schoolcraft College students with all rights, responsibilities and privileges of a student. Internships may be paid or unpaid based upon placement.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • CHEM 111 and
  • BIOL 120 or
  • consent of department.
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age to take this course.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Acquire proficiency in basic chemical and biosafety level II laboratory safety procedures.
  • Demonstrate practical production of sterile reagents.
  • Manipulate cells ion culture of prokaryotic and eukaryotic origins.
  • Purify DNA, RNA and protein using industrial equipment and kits.
  • Manipulate basic biological enzymatic reactions.
  • Analyze DNA utilizing analytical instrumentation.
  • Analyze RNA utilizing analytical instrumentation.
  • Analyze protein utilizing analytical instrumentation.
  • Analyze self-collected results from a flow cytometer.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.