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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

Upon completion of the high school portion of the program students may pursue a bachelor's degree in biology or chemistry at Youngstown State University. Students may earn up to 16 hours of articulated credit.

Industry Organization


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

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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