Biotechnology Foundations in Health and Medical Sciences

SCED Code: 14252
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: HOSA-Future Health Professionals

This course focuses on various cutting-edge technologies and techniques relevant in the field of health and medical sciences. Students will explore the interconnected health of all organisms and the environment. Students will explore deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) analysis, bioinformatics, and ethical considerations in biotechnology. Students will gain insight and understanding about biotechnology career fields in health and medical sciences. 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.

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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
Animal Systems
  • Animal Breeder, Husbandry
  • Animal Geneticist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
Environmental Service Systems
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Toxicologist
Food Products & Processing Systems
  • Biochemist
  • Food Scientist
Plant Systems
  • Botanist
  • Forest Geneticist
  • Plant Breeder/Geneticist
Power, Structural, & Technical Systems
  • Agricultural Engineer

Pathway Occupation
Biotechnology Research and Development
  • Biochemist
Diagnostic Services
  • Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Computer Tomography (CT) Technologist
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
Health Informatics
  • Epidemiologist
Support Services
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Medical, Clinical Laboratory Technologist

Pathway Occupation
Engineering & Technology
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
Science & Mathematics
  • Biologist
  • Environmental Scientist

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