This course provides a hands-on laboratory environment for students to learn proper laboratory techniques to employ in the fields of chemistry, biology, and biotechnology. skills necessary for those students continuing their education in a scientific field or occupation. Skills taught include: chemical properties and origins, solution calculations and formulation, pH sterilization, sterile technique, tissue culture, and DNA extraction, characterization, and manipulation. Each student will conduct an independent experimental research project. Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) standards will be an integral part of this class. Successful completion of the program may qualify students to receive the Mastery of Subject Area Graduation Endorsement. Students are encouraged to work with their program teachers to determine eligibility.
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Approved competency code:
- Career and technical education
For this course to be reconsidered as a laboratory science, we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.