Course title




Course description


Course Code:† SCB315A/B

Length / Credit:† Full Year / 1.0

Grade:† 9; 10; 11; 12

Prerequisites:† None.


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.

School country

United States

School state


School / district Address

3613 191st Pl SE Bothell, WA

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Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • CTE
  • Career and technical education
  • LBIO
  • Biology

Approved date

Deferred Reason

In order to be reviewed 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.

Online / Virtual