The BioScience program prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills in support of biologists and biotechnologists in research, industrial, and government settings. Includes instruction in fermentation technology, cell culturing, protein purification, biologic synthesis, assaying and testing, quality control, industrial microbiology, bioprocessing, chromatography and bioseparation, genetic technology, laboratory, and hazardous materials safety, and computer applications and test equipment operation and maintenance. The program is designed and delivered as a coherent sequence of experiences using technical instruction, academic foundations, experiential learning, supervised occupational experience and leadership and personal development through the Career and Technical Student Organization, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).

Student Experiences

  • Examine local, state, and federal standards of practice for treatment, care, and maintenance of living organisms
  • Identify standard operating procedures (SOPs) for monitoring, using, storing, and disposal of biological, biohazardous, and chemical materials
  • Compare and contrast the method of PCR to cellular process of DNA replication

Career Opportunities

  • Biological science tech
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Research scientist
  • Environmental scientist

Student Organization and Industry Certification

  • Biotechnician Assistant Credential (BACE)
  • OSHA 10 Healthcare

College Program Partner
Arizona State University
Maricopa Community Colleges
University of Arizona

Average Annual Wage: $46,340