Biotechnology - Parma City School District


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North Coast Tech Prep


What is
North Coast Tech


A Northeast Ohio program
uniting school systems, colleges
and businesses, to provide high
school students the opportunity
to receive college credit (14
semester hours) and valuable
training in an emerging field

North Coast Tech Prep

Biotechnology Overview

Evolution of Program

Development of

Targeting of Students

Program Maintenance

The Evolution of Biotechnology in the
North Coast Tech Prep



Industry, Business, Educators and North
Coast Tech Prep Representatives begin


Initial draft of TCP presented


First Articulation Agreement requires
students to successfully complete one week
summer bridge course at Cuyahoga Community
College directed by Dr. Steven Leidich


First Programs Begin (Parma)

Program Evolution (continued)


Bedford, Medina Country Career
Center (Cloverleaf), Mayfield Excel Tech


Tri Heights (Cleveland Heights, West
Shore Career Technical Education District


Strongsville High School


New Articulation agreement
substitutes Exit Exams for Bridge Course

under continued supervision of
Dr. Steven Leidich

North Coast Tech Prep


Early Developmental Activities

Decision made to target atypical group for
Tech Prep

High Achieving College Bound

Why should
high achievers

be ignored by
Tech Prep Programs?

Changing job market and economy

Northeast Ohio is a fast growing Biotech Center

Encourage brightest minds to consider a
career in science

Avoid “brain drain” in state of Ohio

Early Developmental Activities

Decided to have programs within each
High School (Taught by High School

Required Teacher Training

Tech Prep Academy

OARDC Biotechnology Summer Workshops

Panel of Experts Interview

Biotech Industry Summer Externships

Lab Safety Seminar

State Licensure

Developmental Activities

Teachers within the consortium:

meet at least four times after school

meet twice a year for entire day

develop standard labs and lists of equipment

plan on workshops/conference attending

Course of Study

Course of Study is modified to meet standards

develop common 1st and 2nd semester exams

continual modification of common assessments

plan recruitment strategies

Pathways and Partnerships

Local High Schools

Cuyahoga Community College

Local Biotechnology Industries

North Coast Tech Prep

Biotech Pathway


Four Year Pathway (at least “B”
average in all)

Freshmen Year

Honors Biology I

Sophomore Year

Honors Chemistry I

Junior Year

Physics or AP Chem


Senior Year


Students meet for at least 80 minutes per day

Year long course

Must earn “B” average to receive any credits

When entire pathway has been successfully
completed then:

Student receives credit for CCC BIO 1500
(4 semester hours)

Student receives credit for CCC CHEM 1010
( 4 semester hours)

Is eligible to take Exit Exams for a potential of 6
additional semester hours of college credit


Senior Year Exit Exams

Under direction of Dr. Steven Leidich CCC

Introduction to Biotechnology = Credit for BIO

Lab Ability Exit Exam = Credit for BIO 1710

70% required in Exit Exams for credit

If students passes Exit Exam for BIO 1700 but
fails the Exit Exam for BIO 1710, student receives
credit for BIO 1700 only and vice versa

Pathway Technical Requirements

Standard Operating
Procedures (SOP’s)

Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE’s)

Good Laboratory
Practice (GLP’s)

Aseptic Technique

Solution (% and
Molar) and Dilution

Scientific Lab

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Laboratory Certification



Gel Electrophoresis




Polymerase Chain Reaction (thermocycler)

Program Maintenance

Former Students

Biotech Advisory Committee

Refined Recruitment Procedures

Career and Technical Directors Continued

North Coast Tech Prep

Financial and
Curricular Support

CCC Technical Support and Exit Exam

What Happens to Biotech

Most head to four year colleges and
continue on science career pathway



Undergraduate Research



CCC and then to four year school

CCC Associate’s Degree

Immediate Employment in Biotech Field

Student Testimonials

Sarah Polly:

The summer after I graduated in 2006, I had
the opportunity to do a student research fellowship at the
research lab at Akron General Hospital. If I had not taken
the Biotechnology class, I simply would not have been
qualified for the lab work involved in the fellowship. All of
the other students working there were in medical school,
but between my experience in the Biotech class and the
week in the lab at Tri
C I was familiar enough with basic
lab equipment, procedures, and terminology to quickly
catch up.

Student Testimonials

Kayleigh Pasek
the biotech program has been a huge
help in most of my science classes here. When asked
how many of the 273 students in my biochemistry class
had used a PCR and run gels before, I was one of
maybe 20 people who could say yes. Most of the
equipment we used in biotech, such as the Spec20, PCR
and gels, were used again in my labs. It was a real plus
being able to go into it with some past experience. The
experience I gained is still being used even into my third
year of pharmacy school.

Student Testimonials

Patricia Abrudan
: The Biotech program has played an
instrumental role in my life, even after leaving high
school. It has helped me not only decide what I want to
major in, but it has helped me to accomplish things that
would not have occurred without it. I have been selected
to receive a National Science Foundation grant and
scholarship. My biotech credits gave man an advantage
in showing my lab skills. The program also gave me the
confidence in my abilities that carried over to labs in
college. Many of my colleagues at college do not really
see the long term benefits that come from lab work
because they didn’t have a program like biotechnology to
spark their interest.