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We offer 469 courses at Northwest Technical College. Select a subject below to get a listing of the courses in that subject. Click on a course to see the description and detailed information about the course. To see when these classes are available to take, please see the Current Class Schedule.

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Biology Courses

BIOL 2252

Anatomy & Physiology I

Credits: 3

Description: Meets MnTC Goal area(s):3 Prerequisite(s):BIOL1004 or appropriate score on the science assessment This course is a comprehensive overview of human anatomy and physiology. The course is a study of the cells, tissues, and organs of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. This course includes a laboratory component.

Credit Breakdown: 2/1/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.


Core Abilities

  1. Demonstrate effective communication/interaction skills.
  2. Demonstrate thinking/active learning skills.


  1. Apply descriptive, anatomical, physiological, and directional terminology to the human body and its organization
  2. Classify the major chemical componenets of living things according to their structure and function
  3. Characterize the basic structures and functions of the cell and its parts
  4. Correlate the structure and the function of tissues
  5. Analyze the structure and function of the integumentary system
  6. Analyze the structure and function of the skeletal system
  7. Analyze the structure and function of the muscular system
  8. Analyze the structure and function of the nervous system
  9. Analyze how components of the somatic and special senses function in the body

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register withthe Learning Services Director in the Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2011-05-23
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