CTE - Biomedical


The focus of this program is a four-course Project Lead The Way (PLTW) sequence that allows students to investigate the roles of biomedical professionals as they study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students engage in activities like investigating the death of a fictional person to learn content in the context of real-world cases. They examine the structures and interactions of human body systems and explore the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, all while working collaboratively to understand and design solutions to the most pressing health challenges of today and the future. Each course in the Biomedical Science sequence builds on the skills and knowledge students gain in the preceding courses.

Plan of Study

Year 1

PLTW Principles of Biomedical Science

Year 2

PLTW Human Body Systems

Year 3

PLTW Medical Interventions

Year 4

PLTW Biomedical Innovations and Internship

Suggested Coursework:

Genetics; Human Anatomy; Probability and Statistics; Human Physiology*


Three (3) Project Lead the Way Course Completion Certificates

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Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrate a well-developed “laboratory sense” regarding Safety Protocols (MSDS), ID and SDS data, FDA Regulations, cGMP, GLP, SOP writing, Sterile Gowning, Documentation, Basic Laboratory Instrumentation, QualityControl Functions in Microbiology and Chemistry, Record Keeping, Aseptic Handling, and Solution. 
  • Have knowledge of Medical Terminology, Documentation, Basic Mathematics and Computer skills (i.e., Word Processing and Spreadsheet Analysis), Medical Testing Equipment Knowledge, Medical History and Review of Systems 
  • Documentation Knowledge, Bloodborne Pathogens and Universal Precautions Knowledge). Updated December 2022 11 
  • Demonstrate Soft skills, including Interpersonal Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration, Critical Thinking,Conflict Resolution, Ethics, and Professional Demeanor.

Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Students must complete 80 hours in any of the following activities: Internship, Apprenticeship, Service-learning project, Industry Project, or School-based Enterprise.

BTE Bio Med Web Circle

Occupations within this Field:

  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Chemical Technician
  • Biomedical Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Medical Technologist
  • Biopharmaceutical Technician
  • Clinical Data Analyst
  • Equipment Technician
  • Research Technician / Assistant
  • Water Quality Analyst, etc.
  • Biochemist
  • Bio-Informatician
  • Biophysicist
  • Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Biological Technician
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Quality Control
  • Research Scientist
  • Environmental Health and Safety Officer
  • Genetic Therapist, etc.