Health Technologies

Healthcare is a growing field. Students benefit from hands-on learning and field experiences in Biotechnology, Laboratory Science, Nutrition, Sports Medicine and Patient Care Technology. Students perform a variety of technical functions, including organizing and evaluating health information, compiling health statistics and coding diseases.

Students can earn certifications in:

Skills Taught

Biotechnology   

  • Basic Lab Standard Operating Protocols
  • Basic Handling, Prep, Storage and Disposal of Equipment and Supplies
  • Weights and Measures
  • Pipetting
  • Basic Lab Safety
  • Glassware
  • Autoclaving

Microbiology

  • Aseptic Technique
  • Basic Cell Culture; Broth and Plate
  • Microbial Taxonomy and Classification
  • Colony Morphology
  • Basic Cell Staining

Biochemistry

  • Chemical Analysis of Proteins, Lipids, Carbohydrates, Nucleic Acids and Enzymes
  • Separation Techniques: Chromatography, Centrifugation and Filtration
  • Making Solutions (Molarity/Molality)

Molecular Biology

  • Genetics
  • DNA Extraction
  • Gel Electrophoresis
  • Transformation
  • PCR
  • Restriction Enzyme Digest
  • Protein Isolation and Analysis
  • Spectroscopy

Documentation

  • Microsoft Office
  • Lab Notebooking

Career-Based Learning Opportunities

  • Clinical Lab Science
  • Allied Health Labs at UC
  • Phlebotomy Tech at Walgreens
  • Patient Care Tech Drake Hospital

Credentials and College Credit Opportunities

  • AP Human Geography
  • AP English Lit
  • AP Psychology
  • CPR/First Aid
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry, Safety and Health Certification
  • National Career Readiness Certificate (WorkKeys)
  • Up to three college credits available in:
    • Medical Terminology

Career Opportunities

  • Biomedical Lab Assistant
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Phlebotomist Lab Technician
  • Microbiology Generalist
  • Pharmacist

Student Organizations/Key Affiliations

  • Skills USA

Business Partners Connection

This is the advisory committee that assists with planning, evaluation and instruction.

  • Walgreens
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • University of Cincinnati Department of Allied Health, Clinical Lab Tech
  • Southwest Ohio Biotech Education Consortium