Biotechnology Fundamentals- XLR8 STEM

Biotechnology Fundamentals- XLR8 STEM

AWARD: Career Studies Certificate
LENGTH: Less than 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.


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.


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


The Program Pathway for the 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
  • Which semester each course is typically offered
  • If the course has a prerequisite
  • Courses that my lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Biotechnology Fundamentals CSC