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9.4 Career and Technical Education
ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand H. Health Science Career Cluster
Pathway (5) Biotechnology Research & Development
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Academic Foundations: Academic concepts lay the foundation for the full range of career and postsecondary education opportunities within the career cluster.
9.4.12.H.(5).1 Summarize the goals of biotechnology research and development and describe how biotechnological products that improve the quality of life are developed within legal and ethical protocols.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.H.(5).2 Apply biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, mathematics, microbiology, molecular biology, organic chemistry, and statistics concepts to conduct effective biotechnology research and development.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.H.(5).3 Demonstrate basic knowledge of recombinant DNA, genetic engineering, bioprocessing, monoclonal antibody production, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, and transcriptomics that is used to conduct biotechnology research and development.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Legal responsibilities, professional ethics, and codes of conduct affect management practices, business performance, and regulatory compliance, as well as the confidence of customers, business partners, and investors.
9.4.12.H.(5).4 Summarize and explain the ethical, moral, and legal issues related to biotech research, product development, and product use in society.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.H.(5).5 Identify and explain processes used for biotechnology product design, development, and production and describe how they work together to demonstrate an understanding of the biotechnology product development process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.H.(5).6 Demonstrate the principles of solution preparation, sterile techniques, contamination control, and measurement and calibration of instruments following biosafety protocols to maintain a safe laboratory environment.