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Biotechnology III - Developing a Biotechnology Company (Honors)

Engage in the biotechnology entrepreneurial process as you learn how to create your own biotechnology company. 

In Biotechnology III (Honors), students will synthesize their knowledge and skills acquired through the prerequisite biotechnology courses as they assimilate and apply the classic principles of starting a biotechnology company. This capstone course focuses on the different stages of the biotechnology entrepreneurial process including biotechnology research and innovation, prototype making and testing, company development, business registration and regulation, patent application and protection, investor funding and monetization, and overall business management as well as strategies to improve performance of the new business ventures. Centered around a mixture of theoretical exploration as well as case studies of real-world examples, site visits, and guest lectures, students will develop an understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to their biotechnology company. Students will also develop skills in written business communication and oral presentations that allow them to integrate both biotechnology and entrepreneurship concepts and interact with field experts.


  • Industry Sector: Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Prerequisite: Biotechnology I - Introduction to Biotechnology

    Biotechnology II - Fields of Biotechnology Application (Honors)
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): TBD
  • Level: Capstone
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: ROP Career Pathways Completion Certificate
  • Class Location(s): Oxford Academy
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online ( 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.