Biotechnology Courses

  • Biotechnology I

    Grades: 10, 11, 12                                                  

    Full Year, 1 Credit

    Prerequisite: Biology. May be offered for Dual Credit. This course is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts and laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of biotechnology. Students will develop laboratory skills, critical thinking, and communication skills currently used in the industry.   After completing this course, students will have the necessary skills to transition to an entry level biotech position. Biotechnology I areas of study include: DNA & protein structure, function and analysis, bioethics and careers in biotechnology.   This course will satisfy 1 Biological Lab Science credit for Arizona university entrance requirements.

    Biotechnology II

    Grades: 11, 12                              

    Full Year, 1 Credit

    Prerequisite: Biotechnology I. May be offered for Dual Credit. This course is designed as a continuation of Biotechnology I.   Students will be introduced to the scientific concepts and advanced laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of biotechnology.   Areas of study include plant biotechnology, synthesizing DNA and PCR, pharmaceutical biotechnology and DNA sequencing and Genomics.   This course will satisfy 1 Biological Lab Science credit for Arizona university entrance requirements.