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Biotechnology II - Fields of Biotechnology Application (Honors)

Enhance your knowledge in biotechnology and learn the many ways that you can apply it. 

In Biotechnology II (Honors), students will develop a comprehensive understanding of concepts and laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of biotechnology. Students will attain knowledge of biotechnology’s role in the medical, public health, forensic and environmental science fields. Students will observe interactions between chemistry, biology, and anatomy and their role in biotechnology. Laboratory investigations incorporate procedures and develop the ability to analyze complex information. The main content areas of focus are anatomy, physiology, nutrition, pharmacology, epidemiology, forensics and environmental science. Students will continue to develop their skills of reading, writing, discussion, technology, and analysis through lab reports, essays, and individual and group research projects. Furthermore, students will explore and evaluate career opportunities in the field of biotechnology through readings, laboratory experiments, class discussions, research projects, guest speakers and workplace visits.


  • Industry Sector: Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Biotechnology I - Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): TBD
  • Level: Concentrator
  • 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.