COURSE CODE: 8344

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

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.

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
  • Aquacultural Manager
Environmental Service Systems
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Toxicologist
Food Products and Processing Systems
  • Biochemist
  • Food Scientist
Plant Systems
  • Botanist
  • Forest Geneticist
  • Plant Breeder/Geneticist
Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Agricultural Engineer

Pathway Occupation
Biotechnology Research and Development
  • Biochemist
Diagnostics 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 and Technology
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
Science and Mathematics
  • Biologist
  • Environmental Scientist

Have Questions?

Whether it's about the site, curriculum, or services we provide, we want you to know we're here to help and answer any questions you might have. Reach out to our team!

Let's find what you're looking for