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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-Honors Biotechnology I (1.0)

  • Students will be introduced to the concepts of human medicine and are introduced to research processes and bioinformatics.
  • Students will be able to develop the foundation necessary for student success in subsequent courses.
  • Students will also can obtain First Aid/CPR certification in the spring semester.

Level II-Honors Biotechnology II (1.0)

  • Students will examine the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body systems to learn how they work together to maintain homeostasis and good health.
  • Students, using real world cases, will take the role of biomedical professionals and work together to solve medical mysteries.

Level III-Honors Biotechnology III (1.0)

  • Students will be introduced to various medical interventions that extend and improve quality of life, including gene therapy, pharmacology, surgery, prosthetic, rehabilitation, and supportive care.
  • Students will be able to design a product that can be used as a medical intervention using 3D imaging, data acquisition software, and current scientific literature.

Level IV-Capstone or Practicum (1.0)


  • Students will be introduced to the concepts of scientific research under the guidance of a professional mentor, while identifying a research project, conducting research, writing a research paper, and defend team conclusions and recommendations to a panel of outside reviewers.
  • Students will be able to develop the foundation necessary for student success in health care related fields.


  • Students will be introduced to the core knowledge and skills common in the field of emergency medical services.
  • Students will be able to develop the competencies students need to become nationally certified Emergency Medical Technicians.

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