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Adult Division: 330-729-4100

High School: 330-729-4000

STEM+ME2: 330-729-4000 Ext.1207

Curriculum Highlights


Program Description

Shield Academy

Biotechnology is a new Two-year program science using living cells and materials produced by cells to create pharmaceutical, diagnostic, agricultural, environmental and other products to benefit society. It is both a cutting-edge technology and an applied science. Analysts have predicted that biotechnology will be one of the most important applied sciences of the 21st century. Students selected for this program must have a strong academic background, especially in science.

Biotechnology/Biomedical Research and Design is the study of careers invovled in therapeutic and medical device resarch and development. This field includes biotechnology research and developement that applies to human health.

Students in this program will learn:

  • Laboratory Safety
  • Cell Culturing
  • Laboratory Protocol Procedures
  • Technical Writing
  • Chemical Materials Handling and Safety
  • Microbiology
  • Bioinformaties
  • Computer Applications for Biotechnology
  • Biohazard Storage
  • Handling and Disposal
  • Chemistry
  • Advanced Biology
College Connection

Higher Education Options

Coming Soon

Articulation Agreements with the following institutions:

  • YSU
  • Chemistry 1515/L - 4
  • Chemistry 1516/L - 4
  • Biology 2601/L - 4
  • Biology 2602/L - 4
  • EGCC
  • Biology 106 - 4
  • Chemistry 102 - 4
  • Chemistry 103 - 4
Career Resources

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Career Options

Students who have completed this program are prepared for careers as:

  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Biotechnology Researcher
  • Bioinformatics Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Pharmaceutical Development
  • Regulatory Agent

Industry Credentials

For all iCONS Academy students:

  • CPR/First Aid (1 credit)

  • OSHA 10 (1 credit)

  • **ELA 1 and 2, Stark State CCP

  • **Calculus, Younstown State/Stark State CCP

  • **Statistics and College Algebra 1- YSU CCP

  • **Other electives are available for CCP as requested/student need

College Credit Plus (CCP)
**ACT - Feb Test for any juniors taking semester 1 junior year (YSU)
Stark Spring Acculplacer during 10th grade year

Industry Organization

Mahoning County Career & Technical Center

7300 North Palmyra Rd., Canfield, OH 44406 • High School - 330-729-4000 • Adult Division - 330-729-4100

The MCCTC offers a group of passionate professionals ready to help you begin your career. Since 1972, MCCTC has provided thousands of students with the education to lead a successful career and life. Once enrolled in one of our diverse programs, your options and potential are limitless.

The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center offers adults an opportunity to start or advance in a career. MCCTC Adult Career Center offers Industry Credential Programs, professional development classes and other courses to put you on the right track.

Governing Board Members

  • Attorney Kathi McNabb-Welsh, President
  • Michael Stanko, Vice President
  • Attorney David Engler, Board Member
  • Mr. Richard S. Scarsella, Board Member
  • Ms. Beth Donofrio, Board Member
  • Mr. Ronald Shives, Board Member
  • Mrs. Marie Dockry, Board Member

Additional Board Information

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