The Biomedical Science program introduces students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes through an interactive curriculum. During the program, students will be examining human body systems and investigating how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease in a lab setting.
Furthermore, through mock interviews and resume building workshops, learners are trained for the job-seeking process. During the program, accommodations and modifications are provided to high school students based on the IEP/504.
After completion of the two-year program, successful candidates will be prepared to seek one or more certifications like the American Heart Association BLS CPR/AED and Biotechnician Assistant Credential Exam (BACE). Moreover, West-MEC offers industry credential tests at no additional cost. Through the Biomedical Science program and certification, students are provided a pathway to economic independence.
Careers that a student could pursue after receiving their certification(s) are: Biotechnician Assistant, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician Assistant*, microbiologists*, geneticists*, biomedical engineers*, medical investigators*, pathologists*
Biomedical Science entry-level salary: $14.35 – $20.24 per hour**
*with additional education in this pathway | **Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages