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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Biotechnology Fundamentals, CSC XLR8 STEM

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ACADEMIC PLAN: 221-149-01

CIP CODE: 41.0101

AWARD: Career Studies Certificate

LENGTH: 1 year


This program is designed to introduce students to biotechnology and health sciences career fields. In class knowledge is balanced with practical, hands-on training, and an internship. Upon completion of this program, the student will gain knowledge and entry-level skills that will prepare them for employment in related fields, or further study.

This curriculum is available to XLR8 STEM Academy students only.

Admissions Requirements:

Dual enrollment is restricted to high school juniors and seniors and home school students studying at the high school junior or senior levels. Home school students must also provide a copy of a home school agreement approved by the school district or a letter from the local school board or a copy of the letter filed by the parent or legal guardian declaring home school. Documentation of parental permission is required for all dual enrollment students.

All students admitted under this section must demonstrate readiness for college by meeting the placement criteria.

Program Requirements:

All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.


The Program Pathway for Biotechnology Fundamentals CSC is a resource for students that lists the following items:

  • The recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • Suggested course when more than one option exists
  • If the course has a prerequisite
  • Courses that my lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Total Program Credits: 22

BIO 141 has a developmental course pre-requisite of NAS 2. Students can take NAS 2  , take the NAS 2 challenge exam, or take BIO 101 . See your counselor for details. Dual enrollment students should talk to their high school guidance office or program director.

Students with sufficient placement scores may enroll in a higher-level math sequence in lieu of MTH 261 -MTH 162 .

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