THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM allows students to investigate careers in the biomedical industry as they study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students engage in activities that emphasize course content in the context of real-world case situations, such as investigating the death of a fictional person.
STUDENTS IN THIS PROGRAM examine the structures and interactions of human body systems. Students explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of various diseases while collaborating with classmates to better understand and design solutions to offset the most pressing health challenges.
Students in the program have access to cutting-edge equipment such as: Logger Pro, Anatomy in Clay MANIKEN®, Electronic Probeware, and PCR & Electrophoresis Equipment.
Required & Recommended Courses
PROGRAM REQUIRED COURSES:
PROGRAM RECOMMENDED COURSES:
Credentials & Certifications
Work-Based Learning Requirement
In our increasingly complex global society, CTE students are expected to be prepared to enter the workforce of the future by participating in a continuum of purposeful Work-Based Learning (WBL) activities that align with their CTE Programs. WBL experiences can include an industry project, a school-based enterprise, a service-learning project, or an internship.
WBL connects the CTE Program with the real world of work by providing students with the opportunity to interact with professionals in business and industry while applying what they are learning in the classroom. Through their involvement in WBL activities, students will also develop and demonstrate essential employability skills, such as responsibility, collaboration, and communication that are applicable in all work environments.
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)
The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) recognizes outstanding student achievement in Career and Technical Education (CTE) and encourages educational excellence, skill development, and workforce readiness.
Biomedical Eligibility Criteria:
Overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 or greater
Program unweighted GPA of 3.5 or greater
Enrolled in a CTE Program
A score of Proficient or greater on the EoCA in each PLTW Biomedical Science class.
Safety Training equivalent to OSHA 10
Complete eighty cumulative hours of Work-Based Learning (WBL)
Special recognition at Graduation
Other unique member privileges