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Benefits of Biotechnology Pathway

  • You learn the basic concepts and skills used in labs and biotechnology companies.
  • You have the opportunity to do internships.

Why Biotech?

  • 36% of all the world’s biotech companies are in the Bay Area
  • Get a jump  start on your career
  • $7 billion in payroll
  • 90,000 jobs
  • 900 companies


  • Transformation
  • Electrophoresis
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Immunological Techniques
  • Harvest DNA
  • Interpret a crime scene (be a forensic scientist)
  • Clone bacteria
  • Control a gene
  • Combine DNA from 2 different living things
  • Design your own cloning project where you set up the experiment like the REAL SCIENTIST do!!

The Academy Prerequisites are:

  • A passing grade in Algebra
  • A “C” or better in biology
  • Have taken chemistry or concurrently enroll in Chemistry
  • A good attendance record

Coursework Sequence:

  • 9th Grade:    Biology
  • 10th Grade:  Chemistry
  • 11th Grade:  Biotechnology
  • 12th Grade:  Advanced Biotechnology