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High School Industrial
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Biotechnician Assistant
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APPLIED MATHEMATICS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
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2016 Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam

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2016 Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam

  1. 1. Florida’s Secondary Industrial Biotechnology Program & Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam (BACE) Lori Wojciechowski 2016 Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum
  2. 2. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB Hot Spot for Bioscience Job Creation 195 JOBS 145 JOBS 220 JOBS 579 JOBS 100 JOBS 45 JOBS 275 JOBS 225 JOBS 90 JOBS 200 JOBS 100 JOBS 94% = Growth in Florida’s biotechnology sector over the past 6 years* 9% = Increase in # of Biotech Companies (2013-2014) Nearly 80,000 Total Jobs, with 16 Billion Economic Output** *Source: BioFlorida, Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator BioDatabase – (Dr. Michael Schmitt) **Source: Battelle Technology Partnership Practice, The Economic Impact of the U.S. Biopharmaceutical Industry, Report prepared for PhRMA, July 2013
  3. 3. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB Florida Biotech Sector www.bioflorida.com/resource/resmgr/Industry_Data/State_of_the_Industry_Report.pdf www.enterpriseflorida.com/industries/life-sciences/
  4. 4. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB Career Opportunities • Research & Development • Manufacturing • Quality Control (QC) • Quality Assurance (QA) • Regulatory Affairs • Facilities • Business • Administration
  5. 5. Building the Workforce Florida Partnership for Industrial Biotechnology • Develop & deliver curricula for industrial biotechnology (short-course) training • Ensure programs within educational institutions are relevant & meet industry’s needs & standards • HS Industrial Biotechnology Program – Blended CTE/Academic Credit – “Equally Rigorous” Science • Local Articulation Agreements • Teacher Training/Prep
  6. 6. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB High School Industrial Biotechnology I, II, III • Added to the FL DOE Course Code Directory (December 2006) • Comprehensive sequence covering skills used by industrial, medical, agricultural and research facilities – Biotech I & II -Students earn 0.5 each of Academic (elective science) and CTE credit – Biotech III earns 1 full CTE credit – Performance and Sunshine State Standards (Next Generation) assigned to each benchmark • Provides multiple career paths – Articulation into A.S. degree/Certificate – University – Entry level employment
  7. 7. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB Biotech II #3027020 Transformation Culture Scale-up Recombinant Proteins Production of Proteins Protein Quantification Filtration & Purification ELISA PAGE Western/Southern Blot PCR Assay Development Quality Control Quality Assurance Regulatory Affairs Product Marketing Biotech I # 3027010 History, Benefits, Careers Safety Procedures Solution Preparation Basic Chemistry Basic Equipment Cell Structure & Function Culturing Microorganisms Sterile Technique Experimental Design DNA Isolation/Analysis Environmental Monitoring Data Analysis Law & Ethics Documentation Communication Biotech III #8736030 CTE Credit Only Independent design and implementation of student projects, simulating employment in a biotechnology-based industry and utilizing industry partners Program Overview 8736000
  8. 8. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB Teacher Certification (IBTE) • District Certification Program – CERHB – 80 hour (2-week) “Industrial Biotechnology Teacher Experience” Workshop – Provides industry experience in the context of the curriculum, including preparative steps – Completion of this course earns “district certification” for existing Biology and Chemistry teachers, enabling them to teach the CTE components of the program • Teacher Short Courses • DNA and Cloning • Working with Proteins • Industry Assays • Applications of PCR • Core Concepts in Biomanufacturing & Quality Systems
  9. 9. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB Statewide Articulation: Secondary to A.S. (Biotechnology) • POS Grant from US Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technical and Adult Education (managed through FL DOE) • Comparison of secondary standards to postsecondary Biotechnology course standards – Syllabi, course descriptions, Florida’s SCNS, Instructor communications • Alignment with Industry, Postsecondary, and National Standards
  10. 10. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB Career and Professional Education Act (2007) Facilitate partnerships between business and education; to attract, expand, and retain targeted, high-value industry and sustain knowledge-based economy • Improve MS and HS academic performance through Rigorous & Relevant curricula • Provide Rigorous and Relevant career-themed courses • Articulate to postsecondary coursework and lead to industry certification
  11. 11. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB “Biotechnician Assistant” Credential Based on foundational concepts and skills required in biotechnology-based workplace settings • Written & Practical exam questions/skills • Aligned w/Academic and Performance Standards • Industry recognition through BioFlorida • Accuracy, Alignment of Questions to Standards, and Representative of Industry needs – Biopharmaceutical, Diagnostics, Environmental – Approved by Florida’s Board of Education, Jan., 2012 for statewide articulation (A.S.) Biotechnology – Manufacturing and Health Science Career Clusters
  12. 12. © Biotility @UF/CERHB© Biotility @UF/CERHB Biotechnician Assistant • Distinct from A.S. “Biotechnician” • Basic lab support • Prepare solutions, culture media and equipment for use • Document data • Monitor/maintain equipment.​ • Assist in facility and equipment cleaning • ​Assist with experiments/tests/manufacturing • Assists with Inventory, MSDS • Salary • Start out $10.00-$12.00/hour • High potential for growth
  13. 13. © Biotility @UF/CERHB© Biotility @UF/CERHB Growth & Dissemination • Alachua County Santa Fe HS • Broward County Coconut Creek HS • Citrus County Crystal River HS* • Dade County Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial HS, MAST @ Homestead HS* • Duval County Mandarin HS • Hernando County Central HS • Hillsborough County Middleton HS • Indian River County Sebastian River HS & Vero Beach HS • Lake County Lake Minneola HS • Madison County Madison County HS • Manatee County Palmetto HS* • Marion County North Marion HS, West Port HS* • Okaloosa County Ft. Walton Beach HS* • Orange County Cornerstone Charter Academy* • Osceola County Celebration HS* • Nassau County West Nassau HS* • Palm Beach County Palm Beach Lakes HS, Seminole Ridge HS & Spanish River HS • Pinellas County Countryside HS • Polk County Lake Gibson HS • Putnam County Palatka HS • Santa Rosa County Pace HS • Seminole County Oviedo HS • St. Johns County Ponte Vedra HS • St. Lucie County Treasure Coast HS • Sumter County Sumter HS • Volusia County University HS* • Warsaw Area Career Center* (Warsaw, IN) • Anderson HS (Austin, TX) • Richmond HS* (Richmond, IN) • Billings Career Center (Billings, MT) • Approximately 4300 students enrolled in biotech courses *PLTW 2016 Districts, 37 Schools, ≈ 650 Students
  14. 14. © Biotility @UF/CERHB© Biotility @UF/CERHB Partnership with Project Lead The Way • PLTW Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Program • Foundation Courses • Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PBS) • Human Body Systems (HBS) • Medical Interventions (MI) • Capstone Course • Biomedical Innovation (BI) • Adopted BACE as PLTW’s Biomedical Sciences Credentialing Exam
  15. 15. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam (BACE) • Online (“written”) component, administered at high school • Approximately 75 questions (one point each); 3 hours allotted • Practical laboratory component, which may be proctored at high school or other approved laboratory • Practical: Approximately 40-50 questions (100 points total); 3 hours allotted
  16. 16. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB BACE Written Exam Subjects CELLS (8%) • Cells (general) • Cell Structures & Organelles • Identifying Cell Structures • Photosynthesis CHEMISTRY/BIOCHEMISTRY (42%) • Bonds • Cell Respiration • Chemistry, Molecules & Macromolecules • DNA Structure & Function • Enzymes & Reactions • Periodic Table • Protein Structure & Function • Reaction Rates • Translation (Gene Expression) GENETICS (5%) • Genomics • Mitosis & Chromosomes • Meiosis • Ploidy LABORATORY SKILLS/APPLICATIONS (23%) • Cell and Tissue Culture • Electrophoresis • Microscopy • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) • pH • Restriction Enzymes • Southern Blotting • Transformation & Transfection • Western Blotting & ELISA RESEARCH & SCIENTIFIC METHOD (12%) • Experimental Design • Understanding Scientific Method • Graphing GENERAL TOPICS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY (10%) • Applications • Benefit to Society • Biotech Careers • Ethics • Historical • Regulatory • Workplace
  17. 17. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB BACE Practical • Proctored in an approved laboratory by District-level proctor, or by course teacher with District-level supervisor present • Exams and reagent kit are supplied in advance • Proctors assess students’ skills based on supplied rubric in Skills Assessment Form • Exams, Skills Assessment Form and students’ work are sent back to Biotility for scoring
  18. 18. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB BACE Practical Exam Subjects APPLIED MATHEMATICS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY (15%) • Density • Graphing • Beer’s Law • Standard Curves • Axis Scaling and Limits • Plotting Data BIOTECHNOLOGY SKILLS (49%) • Autoclaving • Culturing Organisms • Aseptic/Sterile Technique • Electrophoresis • Liquid Measurement (Macro and Micro) • pH • Pipetting (Macro and Micro) • Serial Dilutions • Spectrophotometry LABORATORY EQUIPMENT (12%) • Identifying Glassware • Proper Usage: • Electrophoresis Equipment • Spectrophotometer • Micropipettors • Weighing/Using Balance PREPARING SOLUTIONS (12%) • Proper Technique • Volume/Volume Calculations • Weight /Volume Calculations • Molarity Calculations • Dilutions WORKPLACE SAFETY & BEHAVIOR (12%) • Identifying Safety Symbols • Laboratory Safety Protocols • Understanding Safety Data Sheets (SDS) • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) • Labeling Samples & Product
  19. 19. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB BACE Statistics Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 # Schools 4 7 10 26 # Students 55 100 232 417 Passage Rate 69.1 63.0 68.1 69.0
  20. 20. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB Grade Level 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 HS Junior HS Senior College Junior What was your grade level when you took the Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam?
  21. 21. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB Post-Secondary Plans 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Which of the following best describes your immediate plans for school?
  22. 22. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB Employment in HS 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Not Employed Part-time in bioscience-related job Part-time in non-bioscience- related job Full-time in bioscience-related job Full-time in non-bioscience- related job Current employment status?
  23. 23. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB Post-Secondary Employment Plans 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Yes, in bioscience-related job Yes, in non-bioscience-related job No N/A (not attending college) Do you plan to work while completing your education?
  24. 24. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB BACE Employment Assistance 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Yes No Do you feel passing the BACE assisted you in gaining employment/promotion?
  25. 25. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB Practice Exam 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Yes/Helpful Yes/Not helpful No, but it was available to me No, I wasn't aware of practice exam Did you have the opportunity to take the BACE Practice exam? Was it helpful?
  26. 26. © UF/CERHB© UF/CERHB Thank You University of Florida Dr. Richard O. Snyder (PI) Dr. Mary Jo Koroly Tamara Mandell Santa Fe College Dr. Linda Nichols Dr. Kelly Gridley Florida State College Jacksonville Dr. Kathryn Birmingham Dr. Kevin Pegg Indian River State College Dr. Henri Sue Bynum Dr. Robin Willoughby Alachua County School District Dr. David Edwards Bill Herschleb June Camerlengo Marion County School District Dee Reedy Jill Stephens Palm Beach County School District Fred Barch Lyn Slygh Tom Hession International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers Beth Potter Ali Montes Florida Department of Education Kathleen Taylor Loretta Costin Eric Owens Banner Center for Career Academies Dr. Frank Fuller

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