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Students in the Biotechnology program will learn about the methods and skills that are essential to biotechnology and can work with molecules of biotechnology. Students will also become adept at following standard operating procedures of the workplace, including rigorous documentation needed in forensics and the manufacture of medicines.

Course Sequence: 

Level I: Principles of Biosciences

Principles of Biosciences is a strong reinforcement of Biology content that provides an overview of biotechnology, bioengineering, and related fields. Topics include genetics, cell structure, proteins, nucleic acids, and the impact of immunological events in biotechnology. S

Level II: Biotechnology I

In Biotechnology I, students will apply advanced academic knowledge and skills to the emerging fields of biotechnology such as agricultural, medical, regulatory, and forensics. Students will have the opportunity to use sophisticated laboratory equipment, perform statistical analysis, and practice quality-control techniques. Students in Biotechnology I will study a variety of topics that include structures and functions of cells, nucleic acids, proteins, and genetics.

Level III: Biotechnology II

Biotechnology II has the components of any rigorous scientific or bioengineering program of study from the problem identification, investigation design, data collection, data analysis, and formulation and presentation of the conclusions. This course applies the standard skills mastered in Biotechnology I and includes assay design. After taking this course, students should be prepared for entry-level lab technician jobs.

Level IV: Practicum in Health Science (Biotechnology)

The Practicum in Health Science course is designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience, as an internship, apprenticeship, or capstone.

Schools offering Biotechnology

McKinley Technology High School

Associated Industry Jobs/Careers:

  • Biological Scientists
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants
  • Medical & Health Services Managers
  • Natural Sciences Managers
  • Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Physicians & Surgeons
  • Radiation Therapists
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Science Technicians
  • Supervisors of Office & Administrative Support Workers

Associated College Majors:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology, General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Science Technology