Biotechnology I & II
- Grades 10, 11 & 12
- Year Course
- Fulfills “d” of UC/CSU A-G admission requirements
- DUAL ENROLLMENT ELIGIBLE (BTEC 400 at Skyline College)
Prerequisite: “C” or better in Biology
Biotechnology 1 & 2 is a one-year laboratory course with dual enrollment at Skyline Community College, designed to give students an introduction to the scientific concepts and basic laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of biotechnology. First semester starts with a focus on mastering basic standard laboratory operating procedures, extensive record-keeping through a laboratory notebook, communication skills, safety, and proper use of equipment. Over the course of the year, students will learn about growing bacteria cells, using a microscope, DNA and protein isolation, and genetic engineering. Through extensive research and laboratory experience, students will also evaluate career opportunities in the field.