Course designed for Health and Wellness associate degree students and Science majors which explores the major groups of microorganisms and the role they play in the environment and in disease. The host response to microorganisms, as well as control of microbial disease, are addressed. Laboratory provides the student with basic techniques of infection control, microbial identification, microscopy, and sterile technique. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.) Natural Science Core Course. (OTM). Class Notes: Note: This course has computer component; student must have internet access to complete the course requirements (i.e. CANVAS activities, online homework, etc.). Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BIOG 121 or BIOG 161 or CHMY 161.