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Biotechnology

“Biotechnology is the performance and understanding of laboratory experiments. The experiments can be in medicine, food science, ecology, agriculture, industry, or forensics. The development of reasoning skills will help you prepare for tomorrow's workforce.” - Mrs. Wolfe

Program Activities

  • Learn high-level math and science skills in a laboratory setting
  • Perform hands-on experiments in agriculture, medicine, forensics, and genetics
  • Potential to earn college credits and a Tech Prep Scholarship from Sinclair Community College
In the Biotechnology Tech Prep program, students will build upon their knowledge to explore uses for science. Biotechnology does not just cover one area. Students will perform experiments in agriculture, medicine, forensics, genetics, and many other areas.

In our state-of-the-art clinical facility, students perform hands-on lab experiments. These lab experiments are the result of student research, lectures, and reading assignments. Students are required to write-up their experiments using a standard method of reporting laboratory data. This helps to prepare them for their college science classes.

Biotechnology is a College Tech Prep program. To work in the Biotechnology field, education beyond high school is necessary. Many graduates of the Biotechnology Tech Prep program continue their education at Sinclair Community College to earn an Associate's degree or go on to earn a four-year degree in the field.

The Biotechnology Tech Prep program prepares students for jobs out of high school as a lab assistant, and with further college training students could be prepared for careers as a biologist, chemist, forensic scientist, biochemist, geneticist, clinical laboratory scientist, soil and water scientist, pharmacist, and a physician.


Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

This shows the % of job growth expected in these careers through the year 2020. To learn more about these careers, click on the names below.


Based on the most recent Ohio State Report Card Data for this MVCTC Career Technical Program

  • 100% of students were working, in college, or the military one-year after completing this program

Testimonials

"MVCTC has prepared me for my future by giving me practice in laboratory techniques, leadership opportunities and forcing me to step outside of my comfort zone and realize that there's a much bigger world out there than I could see."
- Margaret Myers
Tri County North

Plans to attend the University of Cincinnati majoring in Chemical Engineering

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For more information on this career field, check out the links below:
Dayton Daily News Article 8/9/13 - Bioscience Jobs
1 - CNN Money Best Job in America
48-CNN Money Best Jobs in America
72-CNN Money Best Jobs in America
BioOhio Accelerating Bioscience in Ohio
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Biomedical Engineers - 62% growth rate
Biotechnology Careers

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