This program provides students with the opportunity to use state-of-the-art equipment to learn the principles of scientific investigation and how they apply to environmental health, forensics, genetic engineering, and medicine. An emphasis is placed on DNA fingerprinting, polymerase chain reaction, microbiology, and immunology. Students leaving this program have the strong foundation necessary to pursue postsecondary and career opportunities in pathology, biomedical engineering, genetics, medical technology, and molecular and cellular biology. Students explore the principles of biomedical science. By engaging in activities such as dissecting a sheep heart, students learn concepts of biology and medicine to determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person. Students learn about human body systems through projects such as determining the identity of a skeleton using both forensic anthropology and DNA analysis. Students examine the interactions of human body systems and apply what they know to solve real world medical cases. Students delve into activities such as designing a prosthetic arm and investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease.
Industry Certifications a student may earn:
- First Aid
Median Wage for Related Occupations
- Healthcare Technologists & Technicians, all other $43,120
- Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Workers, all other $82,870
- Healthcare support worker $38,850
- Nurse, Other Specialist $69,170