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Course Descriptions and Outlines:
A study of the biochemical and structural basis of life including cellular respiration, photosynthesis, genetics, origins and evolution of life, community interactions and ecosystems. Intended for biology majors and individuals majoring in forestry, agriculture, conservation, medicine, veterinary medicine, recreation, physical therapy, optometry, pharmacy, home economics and dentistry. (Prerequisites: High school chemistry or CHEM 1101 or equivalent, and high school biology or BIOL 1101 or equivalent). (4 C/3 lect, 2 lab). MNTC: Goal 2/Critical Thinking, Goal 3/Natural Sciences, Goal 10/People and the Environment.
This course is a study of the diversity of plants and animals including the anatomical and physiological study of select organisms. Students study the evolutionary history of biological diversity and the diversity of life. The structure and function of organisms are compared. Key adaptations to survival among organisms from bacteria and protists to plants, fungi, and animals are addressed. Labs will investigate diversity of organisms in form and function, addressing key adaptions to survival of selected organisms. (Prerequisites: High school chemistry or CHEM 1101 or equivalent, and college level reading and writing, and MATH 0098 or equivalent. Co-Requisites: BIOL 1220 or equivalent). (4 C/3 lect, 2 lab).
This is an introductory microbiology course covering the following topics: prokaryotic cell structure, metabolism, growth, genetics, pathogenesis; viruses; the eukaryotic microbes, fungi and protozoa; epidemiology, control of microbial growth, specific and nonspecific immunity and immune disorders. (Prerequisites: BIOL 1217 or BIOL 1220 or equivalent college course and CHEM 1117 or CHEM 1127 or equivalent college course). (4 C/3 lect, 2 lab). MNTC: Goal 2/Critical Thinking, Goal 3/Natural Sciences.
This course presents the fundamental concepts of classical transmission genetics and modern molecular genetics. Topics include Mendelian genetics, linkage and mapping, chromosomal anomalies, population and evoluntionary genetics, biotechnology and nucleic acid analysis. (Prerequisites: BIOL 1220 and CHEM 1127 or PHYS 1117). (4 C/3 lect, 2 lab). MNTC: Goal 2/Critical Thinking, Goal 3/Natural Sciences.
This is the first semester of an in-depth study of general chemistry. Topics cover basic terminology and chemical principles pertaining to the areas of measurements, atomic theory, nomenclature, reactions, chemical calculations, solids/liquids/gases, thermochemistry, quantum theory, periodicity, bonding, and molecular geometry. (Prerequisites: CHEM 1101 or equivalent, or high school chemistry with at least a grade of C. MATH 0099 or equivalent). (4 C/3 lect, 3 lab). MNTC: Goal 2/Critical Thinking, Goal 3/Natural Sciences.
This course is the second semester of an in-depth study of general chemistry. Topics cover basic terminology and chemical principles pertaining to the areas of basic organic chemistry, solutions, reaction kinetics, gaseous and solution equilibria, acid-base chemistry, solubility products, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction reactions and nuclear chemistry. (Prerequisites: CHEM 1127 or equivalent). (4 C/3 lect, 3 lab).
This is course is for students currently employed in or ultimately seeking employment in a clinical or research laboratory with a health care focus. This course is specifically designed for students in the Biomedical Technologist programs at RCTC. The goal of this course is to familiarize the student with key confidentiality, documentation, and safety issues encountered when working with patient samples in a clinical or research laboratory. (Prerequisites: College level reading and writing. Co-requisites: BIOL 2020). (2 C/2 lect, 0 lab).
This course is the second semester of a two-semester algebra-based introduction to physics. The course covers the following topics: temperature and heat, heat transfer, calorimetry, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, electrostatics, simple DC circuits, electric safety, AC circuits, optics, relativity, and atomic and nuclear physics. Emphasis is on both conceptual learning and problem solving. The laboratory experience will provide the student with opportunities for discovery, measurement, report writing and data analysis. College level reading and writing skills are required. (Prerequisites: PHYS 1117 or permission of instructor). (5 C/4 lect, 2 lab). MNTC: Goal 2/Critical Thinking, Goal 3/Natural Sciences.