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Biotechnology Elective Wheel

Discover the amazing world of Biotechnology.

In the Biotechnology Elective Wheel, students will be introduced to key concepts and laboratory skills currently used in the field of biotechnology. This eight-week course serves as an introductory unit to the high school biotechnology pathway. Students will gain a basic understanding of DNA, biotechnology in the forensic science field and biotechnology in the medical field applied to the human body. As students explore topics essential to biotechnology, they will begin to develop laboratory skills specific to the topics studied.


  • Industry Sector: Health Science & Medical Technology
  • Grade Level: 7-8
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Class Hours: 45
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Not Applicable
  • Level: Exploratory
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: Not Applicable
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): Oxford Academy
  • Notes:

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    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.