The Electron Microscopy program is a two-year program in which students learn to operate electron microscopes and related equipment, both scanning (SEM) and transmission (TEM). The preparation of biological and material samples for observation by TEM or SEM is an important part of the program. Interpretation of sample observations, including metallurgical structures and biological ultrastructure, is included.
Considerable emphasis is placed on communication skills, computer-image processing, X-ray microanalysis, and maintenance of electron microscopes and related equipment. The entire program stresses a laboratory, hands-on approach to provide a graduating student with confident and proficient job-entry performance.