This course will introduce students to the field of biotechnology. This course is intended to provide students with a background and basic skills that they will need to enter a beginning level biotechnology position.


Topics include:

  • Cell fundamentals

  • Genetics

  • Cloning,

  • Agricultural biotech

  • Gene transfers

  • Cell culturing

  • Ethical issues


...And a survey of applications and careers within this field.


This is a hands-on, laboratory based course, with an emphasis on techniques and skills used in a lab setting. Students will have the opportunity to produce work that may meet the requirements for Expectations 1, 3, 6, 7 and 8 in the graduation Portfolio.


Students will have the opportunity to earn their OSHA10 certification and a biotechnology NOCTI credential in the program.