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4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
School Hours: 8:35am-3:25pm
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
Registrar: 520-209-8385
School Code: 030476

Ms. Jody Brase

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Catalina Foothills High School

Career and Technical Education Courses


The Bioscience program prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills in support of biologists and biotechnologists in research, industrial and government settings. Includes instruction in fermentation technology, cell culturing, protein purification, biologic synthesis, assaying and testing, quality control, industrial microbiology, bioprocessing, chromatography, and bio separation, genetic technology, laboratory and hazardous materials safety and computer applications and test equipment operation and maintenance.

Bioscience (2 to 3-year program)

  • Biology: Biotechnology 1, 9th -10th grade
  • Chemistry: Biotechnology 2, 10th-11th grade
  • AP Biology: Biotechnology 3, 11th-12th grade (optional for pathway)

Students should choose two (2) or more year-long courses offered in this program in order to complete a course sequence to be considered a Concentrator.

CTSO Membership: HOSA

College Options:

University of Arizona

DNA Strands

Employment Outlook:

Major employers:

  • Research and testing companies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Drug manufacturers
  • Hospitals
  • Medical equipment and supplies manufacturers
  • Research and development companies

Biomedical Engineer, $85,620 annual (

  • have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • have a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering

      Medical Scientists, $80,530 annual (

    • have a high school diploma or equivalent
    • have a bachelor's degree
    • complete a doctoral degree (PhD) in medical science
    • complete a degree in medicine (MD) if you want to treat patients

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