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November 8, 2017 CUSD BOT Meeting PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA ITEM #1 PUBLIC HEARING: BIOTECHNOLOGY COLLEGE AND CAREER ACCESS PATHWAYS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

Board Meeting Agenda page 1

Board Audio at 1:05.17 

Open 8:25 pm

No Blue Cards

Closed 8:26 pm  

This Item deal with a MOU between the South Orange County Community College District and CUSD which formed a partnership between Irvine Valley Community College and Dana Hills High School to Pilot a Biotechnology College and Career Pathway.

During mandatory state reporting on College and Career Access Pathways agreements, Irvine Valley College discovered that there had been no mandatory first reading of the College and Career Access Pathways by the District Board prior to approval. Therefore, a cure and correct is requested in the form of a Public Hearing followed by a second reading and re-approval/vote on the current College and Career Access Pathways partnership agreement.

Approval of the Biotechnology College and Career Access Pathways Partnership Agreement
will enable DHHS students who take Biotechnology to receive college credit for the course and qualify to apply to receive the Biotechnology Lab Assistant Certificate of Achievement at Irvine Valley College. The second reading and recommended approval of the agreement will be agendized December 6, 2017.

2016 -17 Data:

BIO 70 Fall 2016: 46 DHHS students enrolled

BIOT 70: Catalog Description: 3 Units - 3 hours lecture

Biotechnology is the use of microorganisms or biological substances, such as enzymes, to solve problems, develop or make useful products, perform specific industrial or manufacturing processes such as the bio-conversion of organic waste and the use of genetically alter ed bacteria in the cleanup of oil spills. This course is an introduction to the field of biotechnology including a history of its origin and development, a survey of modern industrial applications and accomplishments, ethical considerations, and career paths. Industry practices  and ethics will be emphasized. Field trips may be required.

BIO 70L Fall 2016: 44 DHHS students enrolled

BIO 70L Summer 2017: 2 students enrolled

BIO 70L: Catalog Description: 1 Unit - 3 hours lab

This laboratory course addresses basic skills and techniques common to the biotechnology
industry. Topics include measurement of activity and quantity of proteins, growth and
manipulation of bacteria, genetic engineering and antibody methods. This course is intended for
students majoring in applied biotechnology and is the recommended course to accompany BIOT
70.

BIO 273 Summer 2017: 15 students enrolled

BIO 273 Basic Lab Skills: 4 units 3hours lecture 1 hour lab

Biotechnology transforms knowledge that emerges from life science research into products of value to people. This course provides students with a foundation in techniques necessary to work as effective professionals in a biotechnology laboratory or production facility. Emphasis placed on metrology (the study of measurement), solution preparation and sterilization, aseptic technique, performing assays and basic biological separation methods. The course integrates ethical considerations along with product quality systems documentation; trouble-shooting; calibration, accuracy and precision error reduction. Integrating a “quality-mind-set” into their laboratory work is important for students who plan to work in a biotechnology company or someday aspire to generate meaningful results in a research environment. 

2 DHHS Students have earned the Biotechnology Lab Assistant Certificate of Achievement 

5 DHHS students have applied to earn the certificate.