What’s New in Biology at ACC

Looking for an interesting biology class to fulfill your course requirements? Want to get credits faster? Check out a couple of great options for the biology courses this fall at ACC.

BIO 204 – Microbiology

ACC A&P students working in classDo you need to take Microbiology (BIO204) this fall? Here is an amazing opportunity! The human body is colonized by a vast number of microorganisms, especially in your gut, that profoundly shape your health. Our understanding of how these 24/7 house guests contribute to us being healthy, or not-so-healthy, is the focus of many recent on-going research projects, from autoimmune diseases to identifying criminals! If you are interested in learning more about how scientists can identify the microbiome of a person and compare between other people to learn about disease progression, then sign up for Bio 204 102 for fall 2019. In this Integrated Research section of Microbiology, you will review and understand current research projects in this area as well as use biotechnology to identify your own gut flora!
Space is limited for students interested in a research based Microbiology course.
BIO 204 102 CRN: 22089

BIO 201 and BIO 202 (Anatomy & Physiology I & II)

New for Fall 2019! Do you need to complete BIO 201 and BIO 202 for your degree requirements in Nursing, Paramedicine, or Mortuary Science? Now you can complete them both in one semester and be on your way to your career goals that much faster. The quantity and rigor of content will be equivalent to a traditional class, but it will meet 4x/week (Monday through Thursday) to allow for the accelerated pace. BIO 201 will run from the start of the term to mid-October, and BIO 202 will run from mid-October until the term ends. For questions or more information, please contact jessica.blatecky@arapahoe.edu.
Take advantage of the great new things happening in biology and register today!
by Rachel Willard and Jessica Blatecky, ACC Biology faculty

Succeed in your Biology Courses

Did you know how many amazing resources there are to get help in your biology courses? The biology department has a study lab in the library that is staffed by ACC biology faculty to help you with your courses. This study lab room is stocked not only with instructors, but with models, microscopes, slides, and lab equipment. We can also help with scientific writing and lab reports! The main library desk also has these items if you’d like to check them out and study on your own for a couple of hours.

For those students in BIO111, our Student Success Center also has S.I. (Student Instructors) that meet throughout the week for help with that course.

These resources are entirely free and the schedules can be found online:
Biology Study Lab Schedule | Student Success Center S.I. Schedule

by Rachel Willard, ACC Biology Faculty

Get a Human Approach to Biology in Spring 2019

Biology students at ACC during labDid you know…?

The biology department has a course that covers basic human anatomy and physiology with a focus on wellness, nutrition, and disease prevention? It has lots of amazing labs like blood typing, EKGs, DNA fingerprinting, urinalysis, and even a CADAVER WORKSHOP!

It’s BIO104 Biology – A Human Approach.

There is a traditional version and a hybrid version. Both have a lab that meets once a week. There are two sections running Spring 2019:

BIO 104 101
Lecture: Monday/Wednesday, 9 – 10:15am
Lab: Wednesday, 10:30am – 12:20pm

BIO 104 301
Lecture: Online
Lab: Tuesday, 4 – 5:50pm

It’s a GT (guaranteed transfer) science class. This would be great for you if you are in one of our healthcare programs or need a transferable lecture/lab science course. Talk to your advisor about how to apply this class to your degree or certificate!

by Rachel Willard, ACC Biology Faculty