Biomedical Innovation (PLTW)

SCED Code: 14255
Suggested Grade Level: 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: F

In this specialization course for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), students are taught concepts of human physiology, medical innovation, water contamination, public health issues, molecular biology, and forensic autopsy. Students complete an independent project as a culminating activity. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Biotechnology Research and Development
  • Biochemist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Research Assistant
Diagnostics Services
  • Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Computer Tomography (CT) Technologist
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
  • Radiologist
Health Informatics
  • Bioinformatics Technician
  • Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health Educator
Support Services
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Communications Equipment Operator
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Food Service Worker
  • Front Office Assistant
  • Materials Manager
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Records Processing Assistant
Therapeutic Services
  • Physician

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Commercial and Industrial Designer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Technician
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst

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