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Biotechnology I - Introduction to Biotechnology

Explore the innovative field of biotechnology to impact the world around you. 

In Biotechnology I, students will be introduced to classic biotechnology principles that underpin future practice. Concepts include college and career preparedness, the evolution of innovation, bioethics, and bioinformatics. The main content areas of focus are the history and applications of DNA/RNA technology, protein synthesis and enzymatic reactions, molecular biology, genomics, and genetic engineering. Instrumentation and safe techniques employed in biotechnology laboratory investigations that develop the ability to analyze complex information are emphasized. Communication, teamwork, technological, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are developed through lab reports, case studies, research projects, and presentations. The objective is to demonstrate scientific knowledge and skills as students work toward the terminal goal of becoming self-directed learners who can synthesize complex information, critical thinkers who can find solutions to problems, and servant leaders who can initiate and sustain community developments.

Details

  • Industry Sector: Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Prerequisite: N/A
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): TBD
  • Level: Introductory
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: D - Laboratory Science (2 years required; 3 years recommended)
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): Anaheim HS, Oxford Academy
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.