Diploma Category: Lab Credit, 3rd Credit of Science, Career & Technical Education, Occupational Education
Biotechnology is a CTE course designed to teach and reinforce concepts fundamental to biology with a focus on current biotechnological research and modern laboratory technology. It is an exciting, but challenging course best suited for students who are seriously interested in pursuing careers in the medical or biotechnology fieldsStudents will learn how to use biotechnology equipment as they explore topics like: cancer, genetically modified organisms, world hunger, genetic engineering, bioethics, diseases and wildlife conservation. Students will also be exposed to career opportunities in the biotechnology and biomedical fields throughout the year. Students who take this course without having taken biology first should already have very strong study habits and be able to work independently. This course counts as both a science and CTE credit and will provide students who are in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) opportunities for extra event practice and help.