COURSE CODE: 8347

Biomedical Technician

SCED Code: 14900
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: HOSA
Non-Traditional?: M

In Biomedical Technician, students gain foundational knowledge and skills appropriate for a variety of medical-related career paths in the field of biotechnology. They are introduced to diagnostic and therapeutic laboratory procedures that support bioscience research and practice, and they investigate safety, quality assurance, and ethical concerns associated with the field of biomedical technology. 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.

Recommended prerequisite(s): Biotechnology Foundations 8344 (36 weeks)

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 Technologist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
Health Informatics
  • Bioinformatics Technician
  • Epidemiologist
Support Services
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technologist
Therapeutic Services
  • Audiologist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Physician
  • Surgical Technologist

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