1.0 Credit: CTE, Elective, or Lab Science
Open to: 10 (with teacher approval), 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology or recommendation from a science teacher.
Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation, with a high demand for entry-level workers and two- and four-year college graduates. In the last 25 years, the US biotechnology industry has created more than 200,000 high-quality jobs.
This class will include forensic science, instruction in bioinformactics, gene identification, biochemistry, DNA sequencing, genetic eingerring, industrial microbiology, ethics, and applicable regulations for this field. Students will have the opportunity to apply their scientific knowledge in a real-world setting by designing and executing a formal research project.