Math & Science - Biology Option A.S.
Most of the Biology and Chemistry lectures, and labs are taught in Crawford Hall allowing any visual aids from the lab to be easily transported to a lecture class.
All of the lecture halls and many of the classrooms in Crawford Hall are "smart" classrooms, equipped with projection-document camera systems, wireless internet access, video access, and the technology required for computer-assisted instruction.
The General Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Zoology labs are located on the first floor of Crawford Hall. Each lab is equipped with microscopes, overhead projectors, a portable projection system with a document camera, three video microscope systems, one VCR & Laser Disc system, and wireless internet access. The Anatomy & Physiology lab has five computers to run physiology software and apparatus to produce and analyze EKGs, EMGs, and pulmonary functions.
The Microbiology, Introduction to Genetic Engineering, and Human Biology labs are located on the second floor. There is a walk-in incubator room, as well as a prep room with two autoclaves, a dishwasher, hot-air oven, and cold room located between the two labs. A room with three refrigerators, a -20C freezer, five tabletop incubators, and a microwave oven joins the two labs. Additional equipment includes a video microscope system, a refrigerated microcentrifuge, and thermocycler.
Chemistry labs for all 100-level chemistry courses are located on the second floor of Crawford Hall. There is a prep room associated with and bridging these labs. Each lab is equipped with multiple deionized water faucets, fume hoods, electronic balances, a drying oven, chalk board, and wireless internet access. The labs share a refrigerator and ice making machine. The department has a large stockroom on the third floor for equipment and chemical storage.
The organic chemistry lab is located on the third floor. It too is equipped with fume hoods, deionized water, electronic balances, a chalk board, and wireless internet access. A prep room equipped with a fume hood and storage area for chemicals and equipment is attached to the lab. There are multiple melting point and refractometry stations as well as stations for chromatography and spectroscopy.
Outside the organic lab in an adjacent corridor an entire wall is covered with chalk boards for students to practice reaction mechanisms under instructor supervision. In another adjacent corridor is a chemistry conference room, wireless internet access and college computer system as well as reference texts, where students can congregate and work in a supportive environment.