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Our Life Science Program includes biology,microbiology,anatomy and physiology. The Mission of the Life Science Program is to offer quality educational opportunities for students by providing courses that transfer to four-year institutions, offer associate degrees and certificate courses that meet general education requirements. 

Maintaining optimal academic standards, ensuring availability of academic & student support services, providing facilities to support teaching and learning, and supporting professional development for faculty are vital to our mission.

The Life Science Program fulfills three educational roles for students – providing general education options for non-majors, lower division courses for majors and preparing students for entry into the health field. The non-major biology enrollment will remain steady and even has the potential of expansion as the student population grows since most general education patterns require Life Science courses. The curriculum will be fairly stable as it represents the lower division requirements of Life Science majors and general education. The Health Sciences area is expected to expand to meet the needs of a growing demand for health care professionals. Our course offerings will continue to prepare students for careers in the allied health and other sectors.

Microbiology Classes Offered at the El Camino College Compton Educational Center 

Microbiology 33

This course is a study of microbial anatomy and physiology, classification, microbes in water, air, soil, food, sewage,and medical aspects of microbiology. It also includes the study of fundamental techniques in the growth, culture, and identification of microorganisms. Laboratory experiments are performed by students to reinforce principles of microbiology discussed in lecture. This course is designed for students planning to pursue careers in the health sciences or other life sciences.

Microbiology Faculty                                  Unknown Bacteria Identification                              Survey of Organisms

Microbiology Research Symposium




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