Forensic/Biotech Science



Forensic/Biotech Science is designed to give students an introduction to the scientific concepts and laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of biotechnology. Students will develop laboratory skills, critical thinking, and communication skills currently used in the biotechnology industry. Through extensive directed reading, reflective writing, laboratory work, and workplace experiences, students will explore and evaluate career opportunities in the field of biotechnology and receive advanced training leading to a career requiring education at a postsecondary level. The Biotech/Forensic Science courses will fulfill a students graduation requirement for science as well as some elective credit.

Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway



  • Provide STEM Outreach to our Community

    • Local elementary school science nights

    • Girl Scout STEM Night

    • CSI Camp with Modesto Police Department

    • Science Day at CSU Stanislaus

  • Mentors for Juniors all year

  • Student led projects and research

  • Cross-curricular projects within Academy classes

  • Field Trips and tours of colleges

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Heather Friedberg
Applied Chemistry & Biotechnology, Science and Ethics of Biotechnology

Jennifer McKinney
Coordinator-Forensic Biotechnology Academy

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Are you interested in having us at your STEM Event?

email Jennifer McKinney for dates and times.


Students helping at Lakewood Elementary


Recruitment at Savage Middle School


Junior's field trip to Academy of Sciences


Competing at Occupation Olympics at Turlock Fairgrounds