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High School Juniors and Seniors Only

MNTC's Biotechnology Program is a college preparatory program that combines academics and laboratory skill training to prepare students for continuing education in many high-tech fields such as genetics, bioengineering, medical diagnosis, biochemical engineering, pathology, medical research, pharmaceuticals, bio fuel development, bioinformatics, agriculture, and environmental remediation. Students learn to isolate, extract, cut, recombine, and insert strands of DNA, and to use the technology required to process DNA evidence.  Students completing this curriculum will learn basic concepts and skills to help them succeed in required college courses for the fields listed below. To complement this program's curriculum, students must complete advanced science classes at their high school.  Biology II credit is available for both NPS and MPS students, and a half credit of Forensic Science is available for NPS students' capstone project, if approved by the teacher.

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Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to high school juniors and seniors.

  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Course Name Hours
Survey of Biotechnology   
Biotechnology I   
Biotechnology II   
Advanced Biotechnology I   
Advanced Biotechnology II   
Biotechnology Capstone   
Total Class Hours 1,050


Prerequisites - Biology I (completion; C or better)
Prerequisites - Algebra I (completion; C or better)
Prerequisites - Algebra II (concurrent enrollment or completion; C or better)
Prerequisites - Chemistry I (concurrent enrollment or completion; C or better)
Corequisite - Advanced Science (AP Biology, Biology II, Pre-AP Chemistry, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental - taken at sending school)
  • Basic computer skills course is highly recommended


Required Clinicals

Class Times

  • Start Date: August
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 
    • NPS 9:15 - 12:05;
    • MPS 9:35 - 12:25
  • P.M. Hours: 
    • NPS: 1:15 - 4:10
    • MPS: 1:15 - 4:10
  • Evening Hours: N/A
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Certifications Available


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Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: N/A - High School Only Students
  • Positive Placement Rate: 100.0%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

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