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    INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY is a program offering students science credit through an appied science education, to prepare them for entry level positions in the cutting edge industry of Biotechnology. The coursework will focus on developing science and bio-technical skills that are current and in demand for this rapidly growing occupation. This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers. Biotechnology involves the laboratory protocols in working with DNA, the genetic material of all living organisms, along with RNA and proteins.  Applications of this technology are relevant in medicine, pharmaceuticals, biomedical and biological research, agriculture, biofuels, and forensic science.  Course sequences are Biolgy 1, Bitechnology 1, 2, and 3, Anatomy & Physiology, with the option of Experimental Science, in which E.P.I.C.S. (Engineering projects in community service) is taught.  A certification exam, B.A.C.E. (Biotechnology Assistant Certification Examination) earns students an industry certificate that enables students to work in a lab (those who have graduated are working in labs at universities while attending).  Photos show that our award winning biotechnology program is involved with people, plants, and sharks!  Biotechnology students experience labwork weekly in their courses, but can also get outside and work with the Fairchild Challenge growing NASA veggies  and the Million Orchid Project, as well as Pharm4Me.  Students went shark-tagging with NSU's Guy Harvey Research Institute.