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    Jun 24, 2018  
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

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BTC 181 Basic Lab Techniques (4 Credit Hours)


Class Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
Prerequisites: Take RED 090  ENG 090  or DRE 098  
Corequisites: None
This course introduces the basic skills and knowledge necessary in a biological or chemical laboratory. Emphasis is placed on good manufacturing practices, safety, solution preparation, and equipment operation and maintenance following standard operating procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and perform basic laboratory procedures using labware, solutions, and equipment according to prescribed protocols.

Competencies
Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of safety precautions in the laboratory.
  2. Solve mathematical and statistical problems as they apply to the lab.
  3. Demonstrate the proper operation of standard laboratory equipment.
  4. Demonstrate calibration of both top-loading and analytical balances.
  5. Illustrate a Standard Operating Procedure.



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