Principles of Biotechnology 1 : Grade 11
Description: This one-year biotechnology course will cover relevant topics in the field of biotechnology. Students will learn laboratory skills and techniques used in the field and study topics such as bioethics, careers in Biotechnology, uses of databases and other resources, scientific recordkeeping, communication of data and the process of product research and development. The course will prepare students to work in the Biotechnology environment and pursue the study of Biotechnology at the college level. The course can be the first of an optional two-year Career Technology Education (CTE) program that leads to a certification to work in the Biotechnology industry.
Principles of Biotechnology 2 : Grade 12
Description: This one-year Biotechnology courseis the second of a two-year Career TechnicalEducation (CTE) program that would lead to acertification to work in the Biotechnologyindustry. Students will learn advancedlaboratory skills and techniques used in the fieldand study topics such as plant reproduction, manipulating and studying plants and discovering new medicines, genomics, DNA studies, proteomics and protein studies, careers in Biotechnology, uses of databases and research development. The course will prepare students to work in the Biotechnology environment and pursue the study of Biotechnology at the college level. The course will include four components, lecture, lab, current research article discussion groups and a work-site based research project.