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Intro to Biotechnology

Course Number: C405 /
Category: Science /
Credits: 2.5 /
Recommended Grades: 10,11,12 /
Level: College Prep /
Length: Quarter /
Description: Students get a hands-on introduction to the steps involved in creating biotechnology therapeutics and career opportunities available in this growing industry. In this lab-intensive course, students practice current techniques used by the biotechnology industry, including the use of recombinant DNA techniques, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and the use of molecular “tracers.” Students will study the application of immunological concepts throughout the course and finish by completing a portfolio-based project. 

Prerequisite: Completion of 9th grade biology or biology honors

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