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
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•Managed two microbiology laboratories for a pharmaceutical company
•B.S. – Molecular Biology – Towson University
•M.S. – Microbiology – James Madison University
•B.A. – Animal Science from University of Maryland
•M.S. – Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College
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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Why do students come to CCCTC?
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 you in touch with state of the art technology so students can experience their chosen career field before they go to college. (more)
Learn from an experienced instructor and work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day. After gaining skills and experience some of our best students to come back as in house interns or find an internship at a local business. (more)
Our Programs have been highly successful in state and national competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)
What skills and concepts do students learn in this program?
Major Units of Study
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.
Getting started on your career path takes skills. Students at CCCTC are evaluated on skill attainment in the following areas for this program (more)
At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job. We emphasize professionalism in each program. (more)
How does this program add VALUE to your diploma?
Students Can Earn College Credits
College Credits can be earned through articulation agreements with colleges. These agreements are the colleges way of saying that our programs, shops, equipment and instructors meet the same high standards as that college or post-secondary institution.
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Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution.
If students have what it takes they still have to APPLY!!
- 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
OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!! Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in your career field? (more)
SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS. See what you need to apply. For instance tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round decisions. (more)
How does CCCTC fit with your home high school?
ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL AND TRANSPORTATION FROM CCCTC
Transportation is provided to and from your home high school. (there are some exceptions such as community based internship) Students will still have classes at their home high school and continue to be involved in extracurricular activities at their home high school. (more)
PREREQUISITES (Completed before you start the program)
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SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM
Biomedical Science normally runs mod 2-3 in the spring of student's junior year AND mods 2-3 in fall of the student's senior year. (more)
SAMPLE EDUCATIONAL PLAN AND PROGRAM OF STUDIES INFORMATION
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Different career paths that all start with the Biomedical Science Program.
CAREERS/MAJORS (CCCTC AND...)
ENTRY LEVEL (....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 (.....2 YEAR ASSOCIATE DEGREE OR TECH CERTIFICATE)
- Laboratory Technician
- Medical Technologist
- Pharmaceutical Sales Rep.
- Quality Manager/Technician
- Research Technician
- Technical Writer
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL (....4 YEAR BACHELOR'S DEGREE AND BEYOND)
- Biomedical Engineer
- Chemical Engineer
- Agricultural Bioengineer
- Bioinformatics Analyst/Engineer
- Forensic Scientist
- Medical Review Officer
- Plant Pathologist
- Quality Control Director
- Research Scientist
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ONET: The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.
OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.
Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!
What do PROFESSIONALS say about CCCTC?
(Don't just take our word for it)
Professional Organizations certify our programs Certification by state and local agencies assures parents and students that the skills we teach are relevant and important in today's job market. A program's certifications must be renewed usually every three years through an onsite evaluation of the program.
Colleges An agreement based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor is prepared 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. (See college advantage)
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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