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Jessica Perez, B.S. Biochemistry

Laboratory Coordinator   

Phone: 575-528-7010



Varissa Benally, B.S. Biology

CC Laboratory Technician, Instruction 

Phone: 575-527-7587



Liliana Martinez, B.S. Microbiology

CC Laboratory Technician, Instruction 

Phone: 575-528-7419

The Science Lab in Room 181 is open for individual study at specific times from Monday through Friday. We will have Open Lab Hours posted on the door each semester.

Other times by appointment only:     Contact:  Jessica Perez, Room 181B, 528-7010 (email



The Health Occupations Lab courses provide a basic understanding of laboratory concepts and techniques.

Laboratory classes offered:


BIOL 101GL. Human Biology Laboratory  1 cr. (3P)

Laboratory for BIOL 101G. Laboratory experiences and activities exploring biological concepts and their relevance to humans and their relationship with their environ­ment. Corequisite: BIOL 101G.


BIOL 111GL. Natural History of Life Laboratory 1 cr. (3P)

Laboratory experiments, demonstrations and exercises on interrelationships among organisms, biodiversity, processes of evolution, and interaction of organisms and their environment. Corequisite: BIOL 111G.


BIOL 154. Introductory Anatomy and Physiology  4 cr. (3+3P)

Survey of human structure and function (does not replace BIOL 190, BIOL 111G, or BIOL 211G as a prerequisite for advanced courses in biology).


BIOL 211GL. Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory  1 cr. (3P)

Laboratory demonstrations, experiments and exercises on molecular and cellular biology and organismal physiology. Must have passed BIOL 211G or be concurrently enrolled in BIOL 211G and BIOL 211L. Corequisite: either CHEM 110G or CHEM 111G.


BIOL 221L. Introductory Microbiology Laboratory  1 cr. (3P)

A laboratory course to accompany BIOL 221 or BIOL 219. Prerequisite: BIOL 221 or BIOL 219 or concurrent enrollment.


BIOL 225. Human Anatomy and Physiology I  4 cr. (3+3P)

The first in a two-course sequence that covers the structure and function of the human body, including terminology of the human gross anatomy, chemistry overview, cell structure, cell physiology (including DNA, protein synthesis and cell division). The organization of cells and tissues and their metabolic and homeostatic processes and regulation are also covered. Physical and chemical operation of organs and systems of the human body include the intergumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous sys­tems. Pre/Corequisite: CHEM 110G or CHEM 111G.


BIOL 226. Human Anatomy and Physiology II  4 cr. (3+3P)

The second in a two-course sequence that covers the structure and function of the hu­man body. Includes the physical and chemical operation of the organs and systems of the human body, including endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproduction system. Concepts of nutrition, metabolism, energy, fluid and electrolyte balance, heredity pregnancy and human embryonic and fetal de­velopment are also covered. Prerequisite: BIOL 225, CHEM 110G, or CHEM 111G.


CHEM 110G. Principles and Applications of Chemistry 4 cr. (3+3P)

A survey of the properties and uses of the elements and their compounds. In addi­tion to classical chemistry, attention is paid to the materials from which consumer products are made, to the production of energy, and to environmental considerations. Prerequisite: 3 years of high school math or CCDM 114N.


CHEM 111G. General Chemistry I 4 cr. (3+3P)

Descriptive and theoretical chemistry. Prerequisite: (1) grade of C or better in MATH 120 or a Mathematics Placement Exam Score adequate to enroll in mathematics courses beyond MATH 120; and (2) one of the following: B or better in a second semester high school chemistry course, or grade of at least C in CHEM 100, or an enhanced ACT score of at least 22. CHEM 111G/112 are General Education alterna­tive to CHEM 110G.


CHEM 112G. General Chemistry II 4 cr. (3+3P)

Descriptive and theoretical chemistry. CHEM 111G/112 are General Education alter­native to CHEM 110G.