This is an intensive course designed as a prerequisite for BIOL& 251 and BIOL& 260, which is intended specifically for students pursuing careers in Nursing or other Allied Health fields. Emphasis is on cell chemistry, structure, metabolism, energetics, cell division and genetic principles. The basics of DNA technology are also covered. Lab work is required. This course does not satisfy the prerequisite for BIOL& 212 or BIOL& 213. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088. Formerly BIO 151, Cell Biology.