This program is certified by Project Lead the Way©

           

Student can earn 4  college credits for Stevenson and 12 college credits from Missouri S & T

Biomedical Science's WEBPAGE

DISCOVER: Learn about the Biomedical Science Program

EXPLORE: Dig deeper into the advantages and benefits of Biomedical Science

PLAN & APPLY: Create a pathway to a career in this field

10th graders must apply by Dec 1st for first round decisions!!
 

 

INSTRUCTOR

Brendan Gallagher (Email:   bsgalla@carrollk12.org    ) :  

Professional Experience:

  • Managed two microbiology laboratories for a pharmaceutical company

Specialized Training

  • B.S. – Molecular Biology – Towson University
  • M.S. – Microbiology – James Madison University

Kathleen Wojcik (Email:   kwwojci@carrollk12.org   ) :  

Specialized Training:

  • B.A. – Animal Science from University of Maryland
  • M.S. – Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College

 

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DESCRIPTION

Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences gives students a glimpse into the world of biomedicine through computer-based and hands-on activities and projects.  This dynamic program uses hands-on, real world problems to engage and challenge students.  This    program is composed of four AP level classes designed for students who have career interests in the biological sciences, medical research, and biotechnology.  In 2011, the CCCTC Biomedical Sciences program was one of sixteen schools in the nation to be named a PLTW Model School.

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BROCHURE & VIDEOS

Brochure

Brief video

Youtube Videos (caution: 3rd party website):

Videos about CCCTC and other programs      

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ADVANTAGES

COLLEGE ADVANTAGE: 

Get a jump start on college- Use college level texts to earn college credit while having the training, skills, and experience that most high school graduates do not get until they are well into their college major.  This program puts students in touch with state of the biomedical lab equipment before they go to college. Students in this program will feel right at home in any college lab.  (more)

  CAREER ADVANTAGE:

Start your career NOW- Work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day.  This shows employers you are trained in a Project Lead the Way facility and have the skills industry is looking for in a Biomedical Science lab tech.  These skills allow the best students to come back as CCCTC interns or find an internship at a local businesses. (more)

SkillsUSA: 

Compete at the state and national level- our Biomedical Science Program has been highly successful in competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)

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MAJOR TOPICS & SKILLS

MAJOR TOPICS COVERED

Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PBS)

Students investigate various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. They determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person, and investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, medicine, and research processes.

Human Body Systems (HBS)

Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the human body, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin, work through interesting real world cases and often play the roles of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.

Medical Interventions (MI)

Students investigate a variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the life of a fictitious family. Students explore how to prevent and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and use molecular biology techniques to treat disease. Through these scenarios, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.

· Biomedical Innovation (BI)

Students design innovative solutions by working through progressively challenging open-ended problems, addressing topics such as clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical engineering, and public health. They have the opportunity to work on a research project where a portion of a glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) gene from plants is cloned, inserted into a plasmid vector, and the sequence analyzed through bioinformatics.  This project offers the students the opportunity to perform novel research using a wide range of lab techniques and to publish their sequencing and bioinformatic results in NCBI’s GenBank.  At the end of the project, students are expected to write a scientific paper and present their work to an audience of STEM professionals in the form of a scientific poster.

CAREER SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

See the list of skills you will learn in this program- <Students at CCCTC are evaluated on SKILL attainment in the following areas for this program> 

Professionalism

At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job.  <We emphasize professionalism in each program> 

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SAVE MONEY AND TIME AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

 EARN VALUABLE CERTIFICATIONS 

OUR program is Project Lead the Way (PLTW©) certified-  Project Lead the Way provides curriculum and training that is developed nationally by high schools, colleges, and industry.  If you want to be set apart from other students in this field, Project Lead the Way will give you that edge.   (more)

 

EARN COLLEGE CREDIT 

Biomedical Science partners with these schools- Students can earn college credtis in this program through our agreements with these colleges:

  • Frederick Community College – 14 credits
  • Missouri Univ. of Science and Tech- 12 credits*
  • Stevenson University – 4 credits*

*Transcripted Credits

Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution!

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ARE YOUR READY?

HERE ARE THE QUALITIES NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM:

  1. OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!!  Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in Biomedical Science? 
  2. Prerequisites: 'Graphic Communication' or 'Commercial Art' or 'Script Writing and Video Production'
  3. Qualities and characteristics you will need:
  • AP/Transcipted level classwork
  • Able to memorize large amount of information to function in the lab or clinic area
  • Computer and technical skills to use charting, office, lab and medical equipment
  • High interest in Mathematics and Science
  • Organizational skills to manage multiple projects
  • Problem-solving skills to analyze situations or data and produce appropriate solutions
  • Self-motivation and academically ready for college level curriculum
  • Strong math and reading skills
  • Utilize Science to solve problems
  • Work through difficult problems
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YOU HAVE TO APPLY!!

 <THE APPLICATION PROCESS>-  SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS.  Acceptance is based on Attendance, GPA, and grades/rigor in certain classes.  Also, tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round of decisions. See the <How to Apply webpage>

 

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HOW DOES IT FIT WITH YOUR SCHEDULE?

SCHEDULING INFORMATION 

PREREQUISITES- (Completed before you start the program)

  • College Prep Math and Science course each year of high school
  • Algebra II
  • 94% attendance and 2.0 GPA in academic level classes

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM-

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL

Mods 1-4: home H.S.

 

SPRING 

Mod 1: home H.S.

Mods 2-3 @ CCCTC

Mod 4: home H.S.

SENIOR YEAR

FALL

Mod 1: home H.S.

Mods 2-3 @ CCCTC

Mod 4: home H.S.

SPRING

Mods 1-4: home H.S. or the opportunity for an internship based on performance in the program

FROM THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES-  Suggested Educational Career Plan and a description of the program found in the program of studies.  To see the most recent information go to the current Carroll County Program of Studies

    See the Program of Studies for most up to date information.

Click to see a SAMPLE Educational Career Plan

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TIMES-  <Arrival/dismissal times and other dates>

CCCTC TRANSPORTATION- Transportation is provided to from your home high.  (there are some exceptions such as community based internship)  Also, students going to CCCTC will still have classes at their home high school and may continue to be involved in extracurricular activities. 

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CAREERS THAT START WITH THIS PROGRAM

CAREERS AND COLLEGE MAJORS 

EXPERIENCE YOUR CAREER IN HIGH SCHOOL-  Do you want to go to college, start a career OR pay for college with your new career?  Joining the CCCTC is a life changing experience  where you are immersed with others students who are interested in your field.  You learn in professionally reviewed programs from industry proven experts.  THIS IS REAL-LIFE!

ENTRY LEVEL- With CCCTC start a career right after high school

  • Animal Technician
  • Bench Technician
  • Biotechnology Laboratory Assistant
  • Document Specialist
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Process Engineer
  • Production Technician
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Research Assistant

TECHNICAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a 2 year associates degree or trade school degree 

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Technologist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep.
  • Quality Manager/Technician
  • Research Technician
  • Technical Writer

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a four year degree that you will be well prepared to complete

  • Prepared for Premed.
  • Microbiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Agricultural Bioengineer
  • Bioinformatics Analyst/Engineer
  • Biostatistician
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Medical Review Officer
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Quality Control Director
  • Research Scientist
  • Veterinarian

Check Out These Career Sites:

Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!

ONETThe O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.

OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.

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PROFESSIONALLY REVIEWED PROGRAMS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  (Don't just take our word for it)

Project Lead the Way-  PLTW creates an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empowers students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. PLTW also provides teachers with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning. (We have been recognized as a model school by this organization (one of 16) which touts over 2000 high schools on their membership.)

Frederick Community College, Missouri Univ. of Science and Tech, and Stevenson University-  all have an agreement with CCCTC based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor that is reviewed and renewed periodically to guarantee that students are getting the equivalent instruction at CCCTC that would be expected in class at that institution.  Credits are awarded based on that agreement.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNSEL  By Federal and state regulations each program has a group of local business and educational institutions that periodically meets to discuss  the programs curriculum and resources to make sure current trends in technology and skills are being taught so that students are prepared for the ever changing career requirements for that industry.  (more)

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Program Accomplishments

<coming soon>

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Student Testimonials

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