CTE Pathways: Health Science & Medical Technology

Make a difference in the lives of others with a career in the medical field. Students will experience a hands-on environment working with equipment used by real-world health professionals. Our medical pathways set students up for success when taking the next steps in pursuing their careers, including college credit for some courses.

Biotechnology Pathway

Understand how the human body works in order to utilize and create technology that helps us fight disease and keep healthy. This pathway creatively leads students into different fictional and real-world scenarios to help them understand what careers in this field look like outside of the classroom.

Courses

YEAR 1: The Technology of Biology
Course Description
This one-year course serves to introduce the principles of biology through a biotechnological perspective. Biotechnology aims to help improve our lives and the health of our planet by harnessing cellular and biomolecular processes. Students will use an integrated approach to study the principles that govern life while constantly referring to how these applications of biotechnology are attempting to improve life on earth. For example, modern biotechnology provides ground breaking products and technologies to combat diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner energy, and have safer, cleaner, and more efficient industrial manufacturing. Upon successful completion of the course, students will have a better understanding of current biological concepts and biotechnological applications.

YEAR 2: Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology Coming Fall 2024

Course Description

This course allows students to investigate and apply chemistry and biotechnology concepts and methods to understand and address issues related to five essential human needs—Water, Food, Health, Waste Management, and Energy—as Chemistry and Biotechnology complement each other in addressing these essential needs. Human diseases, for  example, are treated by either small molecule drugs produced by chemistry or protein-based drugs produced by biotechnology, and environmental contaminants can be cleaned up either using chemistry or microbes. Whether a chemistry or biotechnology solution works best depends on the specific nature of the problem, and often both approaches to the problem are necessary for optimal resolution.  

Outcomes

Students who complete the first course will receive an OSHA/Red Cross 10-Hour Certification Card.

For More Information

Contact:

Andre DeGarmo, CTE Teacher
adegarmo@dusd.net

Learn More: CTE Pathways at Warren

Each CTE Pathway is industry-focused and usually consists of 2-3 courses. The last course in the pathway is the capstone. When students complete a course they may receive college credit or receive an industry certificate. Click on each industry below to see details about the courses and outcomes.

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Audiovisual Tech Support

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Biotechnology

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Construction

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Engineering

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Film & Video

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Food Science & Culinary Arts

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Game Programming

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Machining & Forming

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Makeup Artistry

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Welding