Manufacturing processes for a wide range of pharmaceutical, food, and dietary supplement products require basic laboratory skills. In this hands-on course, you can learn and practice the techniques microbiologists use to handle cultures and examine microorganisms in a laboratory as required by FDA, and USDA.
You will study topics like personal protective equipment (PPE), disinfection, aseptic technique, bacterial growth, isolation, microscope use, counting microbes in samples, and record keeping. Designed to be interactive, the course follows short introductory lectures with laboratory exercises where you can practice with basic equipment and tools such as micropipettes, compound light microscopes and stereoscopes
Interested in pursuing a career as a microbiology laboratory technician? New to the field and looking to improve fundamental microbiology skills? This introductory skills course is designed for you.