Oak Grove High School

Pathway Contact

Juliet Hamak

(408) 347-3592

Biotechnology is the application of scientific advances in life sciences to create commercial products and services that enhance our world.

Employment opportunities in the biomedical industry and health related careers are growing rapidly in the Bay Area. Currently, U.S. biotechnology firms employ over 1.66 million people, but with the need for rapid innovation, the demand for skilled professionals will continue to rise. By enrolling in Oak Grove’s biotechnology pathway, you will gain practical experience and knowledge that will put you ahead of many others planning on entering this fascinating and rewarding field.

By the end of the program you’ll have:

  • Performed DNA extraction, purification, restriction digests, bacterial cell culture, and agarose gel electrophoresis.
  • Interpreted information and drawn conclusions to make informed decisions.
  • Used and monitored a variety of scientific equipment used in the field of biotechnology.

What types of real-world opportunities do you offer?

  • Independent scientific research
  • Hands on experience with modern equipment and procedures
  • Local biotech industry sector summer internship opportunities for juniors and seniors
  • Summer research opportunities through local universities

Can I get college credit?

  • Articulation with local junior college (planned)

What other types of certification can I get?

  • CPR Training
  • First Aid Training

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Any Questions? Just reach out – we’ve got answers.

Gain lifelong skills, experiences and specialized knowledge.
Every pathway lets you explore what’s really out there in a field of your choice before you even graduate from high school. Apply now and get a head start on college and your career.