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Biotechnology

Forms for the Biotech Program at the JATC
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  • LONG-TERM ACTIVITY AUTHORIZATION FORM JORDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT

    • Activity Description: Biotechnology
    • ExternshipTransportation: Transportation to and from the activity is the parent/guardian responsibility.
    • Parent/Guardian Authorization: I authorize my student to participate in the activity identified above. I recognize that I have full responsibility for my student during the time he/she is off a public school site and for the transportation to and from the activity.

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    • Utah State Office of Education (Board Approved 2008) Parent/Guardian Consent Form Human Sexuality Instruction

      Dear Parent/Guardian:

      As part of your child’s education, he/she has enrolled in a course that includes instruction on topics related to human sexuality. You are receiving this consent form because instruction and/or discussion of human sexuality topics are controlled by state law and/or Utah State Board of Education rule. Please read the form carefully, select one option, sign, and return to the teacher identified above. Your student will not be allowed to participate in class activities without this completed and signed form on file. Thank you.

      INFORMATION

      All instruction related to human sexuality and/or sexual activity will take place within the context of Utah State Law (53A-13-101) and Utah State Board of Education rule (R277-474) as follows:

      The public schools will teach sexual abstinence before marriage and fidelity after marriage.

      There will be prior parental consent before teaching any aspect of contraception and/or condoms.

      Students will learn about communicable diseases, including those transmitted sexually, and HIV/AIDS.

      Program materials and guest speakers supporting instruction on these topics have been reviewed and approved by the local district review committee.

      The following are NOT approved by the State Board of Education for instruction and may not be taught:

      • The intricacies of intercourse, sexual stimulation or erotic behavior;
      • The advocacy of homosexuality;
      • The advocacy or encouragement of the use of contraceptive methods or devices;
      • The advocacy of sexual activity outside of marriage.
      In accordance with Utah State Board of Education Rule R277-474-6-D, teachers may respond to spontaneous student questions for the purposes of providing accurate data or correcting inaccurate or misleading information or comments made by students in class regarding human sexuality.

      DISCLOSURE: The curriculum for this course includes instructions and/or discussions about the topics listed below:

      1. Reproductive anatomy and health
      2. Contraception, including condoms*
      3. Human reproduction
      4. HIV and AIDS (including modes of transmission)
      5. Information on self-exams
      6. Sexually transmitted diseases
      7. Date rape (terms of a sensitive/explicit nature may be defined)

      *Factual, unbiased information about contraception and condoms may be presented as part of this course (only if the box above is checked). Demonstrations on how to use condoms or any contraceptive means, methods, or devices are prohibited and are NOT authorized. This consent form may be sent to parents within 2 weeks after the beginning of the course, but not less than 2 weeks prior to instruction of the identified topics. Under state law, your child cannot participate in the scheduled instructional activity specified above unless and until this signed letter of permission is returned to the teacher identified on this form. Signed forms will be kept on file at the school for a minimum of one year.

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    • My child will be provided a safe, supervised place within the school during the class period(s). It will be his/her responsibility to report to the pre-arranged location, check in with the teacher or supervisor, and submit the completed assignment to the appropriate person. Documents signed online with legally compliant e-signature software are as valid and binding as traditional pen-and-paper documents.
    • I understand that while my child is not involved in the exempted portion of the curriculum, he/she will be provided a safe, supervised place within the school during the class periods and will receive an alternative assignment related to other elements of the course. I shall take responsibility, in cooperation with the teacher and the school, for the student learning the required course material identified on this form (State Board of Education Rule 277-474-5-D).
    • Policy on Transmitted Diseases

      Policy on Transmitted Diseases

      Students in health occupations should always be aware of potential contamination from infectious agents in the health care environment. It is important that everyone be alert to prevent accidental exposure. Since it is not possible to identify all patients with transmissible disease, especially in emergency situations, health care providers should treat all patients at all times as if they are a potential source of infection. This approach includes precautions for contact with patients’ blood and body fluids. This is referred to by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) as “Universal Precautions”. Practice of these precautions will provide protection against HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), the cause of AIDS, HBV (Hepatitis B virus), and other blood-borne infectious agents. Rigorous adherence to these guidelines will be required of all students and faculty.

      Basic aseptic technique practiced by health care students/faculty in conjunction with the following blood and body fluid precautions can prevent the transmission of HIV, HBV, and other blood-borne agents.

      1. All patients, their blood, and other body fluids, will be considered to be infectious at all times.

      2. Regardless of patient status, the student and faculty will:

      a. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water BEFORE and AFTER contact with patients, their blood, urine, or other body fluids.

      b. Consider sharp items (needles, instruments, etc.) as being potentially infective and handle with extreme care to prevent accidental injury.

      c. Wear gloves when handling patient blood, body fluids, and/or items soiled with blood or other body fluids.

      d. Wear gown, mask, and eye covering when performing procedures where splashing or spraying is likely to occur.

      e. Clean up spills of blood or body fluids immediately (while wearing gloves) with a disinfectant such as 1:10 dilution of chlorine bleach.

      Procedure for Reporting Potential Exposure

      1. Any incident of potential contamination must be reported to and fully documented by the clinical instructor on-site and then to the classroom instructor at the Jordan Applied Technology Center.

      2. Assessing the situation and recommending action will be a joint responsibility of the clinical instructor, classroom instructor, JATC administration, and Risk Management specialist.

      Each student is required to get the Hepatitis B series of injections. This protects the students from contracting Hepatitis B. The student is responsible for setting up the appointments and following through with the series of injections. The injections can be obtained from the County Health Department or through a private physician.

      My student and I have read the Policy on Transmitted Diseases and understand the student’s responsibility in following these guidelines.

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    • Concurrent Enrollment Student Participation Form

      1.Concurrent Enrollment provides an option for prepared high school students to take courses that earn both high school and college credit.

      2. Concurrent Enrollment (CE) courses are college courses. College course(s) require rigorous academic work. Course content may include controversial cultural, religious, political, aesthetic and human sexuality issues. Students must have the maturity to engage with the material in an academically appropriate manner and the organization and time management skills to complete more work and meet deadlines. Students must also meet all college/university prerequisite requirements before enrolling in a CE course.

      3. The CE program is open to high school juniors and seniors, sophomores may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Students must be enrolled in a Utah public high school and be counted in the average daily membership. Students who have received a diploma, whose class has graduated from high school, or who have participated in graduation exercises are not eligible to participate in the CE program. Home-schooled students are eligible to participate in CE courses with local LEA permission and completion of an application. Home-schooled students are subject to the same obligations as any other student in the Concurrent Enrollment Program.

      4. Students may attempt up to 30 CE credits per year and may not repeat a CE course.

      5. CE course registrations and grades are recorded on permanent college transcripts.

      6. Withdrawing from or failing a CE course may impact a student’s ability to receive financial aid in the future as well as a student’s ability to enroll in additional CE courses.

      7. SUBMISSION OF THIS FORM DOES NOT ENROLL THE STUDENT IN CE COURSE(S). The student is responsible for completing the admission and enrollment process, paying applicable admission fees and tuition.

      8. If a student withdraws from a course at the high school, s/he must also withdraw from the course at the college. Failure to do so may result in a failing grade on the college transcript.

      9. CE credit earned shall be transferable from one USHE institution to another. Students should seek advice from a college academic advisor to make course choices that meet their educational goals and transfer as equivalent credit.

      10. CE students must abide by the college/university Student Code of Conduct as well as the high school Student Code of Conduct.

      11. Students must contact the college or university CE administrator to request any accommodations that may be required under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

      I have read the above information disclosures and intend to participate in the Concurrent Enrollment program. I agree to complete all steps necessary to enroll in CE courses and abide by all rules associated with the CE program.

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    • AUTHORIZATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN A STUDENT LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATION

      Leadership Organization: TSA

      I am the custodial parent or legal guardian of the above named student. I understand that my student wishes to participate in the above named, student leadership organization at the Jordan Applied Technology Center. I understand that membership and participation in this organization are voluntary. During approved student leadership meetings, a supervisor will be present to provide supervision and sponsorship and to ensure compliance with applicable school policies.

      This student leadership organization has been authorized by the school based on its stated purposes and activities as set forth in the organization’s application and charter. I understand that I may make arrangements to inspect a copy of the application and charter of this organization which describes the nature, purposes, structure, and other information about this organization. I am satisfied that by either obtaining this information from my student and/or inspecting the organization’s charter, I have sufficient information about this organization to make an informed decision regarding my student’s participation. With all of these considerations in mind, I authorize my student’s participation in this student leadership organization. I further understand that my consent may be withdrawn at any time if I notify the school in writing of that withdrawal of consent.

    • Custodial parent or guardian complete signature.
    • MEDIA RELEASE FORM

      Students at the Jordan Applied Technology Center are periodically filmed, photographed or interviewed regarding programs and/or activities at the school. These are used for educational purposes including: the school web site, news articles, pamphlets, brochures, class activities and projects or to promote the courses offered at the school.

      Document whether or not you give permission for this practice.
    • Fundamentals of Biotechnology Disclosure Statement Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers (West Jordan-North Campus) and Course Syllabus

      Salt Lake Community College Course: BTEC 1010 and BTEC1015 concurrent w/ High School Course: Introduction to Biotechnology

      *If students are enrolled in the Introduction to Biotechnology as a junior, students can choose to intern as a senior by enrolling in the Salt Lake Community College Course: BTEC 1080 concurrent w/ High School Course: Advanced Biotechnology

      Instructor: Mary Carlson, Ph.D.
      Email: mary.carlson@jordandistrict.org
      Phone: 801-256-5927

      Office Hours: M-F 7:20 - 7:40 am and 2:00 – 3:00 pm JATC Rm#212A

      Course Information:
      The Introduction to Biotechnology class will meet daily in the biotech classroom at the Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers, West Jordan-North Campus. This class is a yearlong class and counts as 4 high school credits. The morning period will meet from 7:40 – 10:00 am and the afternoon period will meet from 11:30 – 1:45 pm. Students receive college credit through the Salt Lake Community College: 3 college credits, BTEC1010 (1st semester) AND 1 credit for BTEC1015 (2nd semester). Internship opportunities are available for those interested their senior year as course BTEC 1080. There is a one-time admission fee for concurrent enrollment of $40 and the cost per credit is $5 ($15 for 3 credits the first semester, and $5 for 1 credit the second semester).

      Course Description:
      Fundamentals of Biotechnology is a laboratory-based course designed to teach students the basic principles and techniques associated with the field of biotechnology. Students will be introduced to the biology and chemistry of DNA, RNA and proteins, as well as contemporary laboratory techniques for working with these molecules. State of the art computer technology will be used to aide in the learning process and to analyze data obtained in the laboratory. Topics such as forensics, genetics, agricultural biotechnology, bioethics and biotech careers will also be covered.

      Course Outline:

      MONTH TOPICS LABS
      Aug/Sept History of Biotechnology
      Lab Safety/Lab Write Up
      Lab Equipment
      Chemistry/Conversions
      Solutions/Dilutions/pH
      Micropipetting
      Micropipetting Practice
      Solution Preparation
      pH Solutions, Spectrophotometry
      Molarity/Dilution/Concentration
      Agarose Gel Prep.
      Dye Electrophoresis
      Structure DNA/Replication
      DNA Digestion
      October DNA Structure/Replication
      RNA Structure
      Mitochondrial DNA
      Scientific Reading
      SNPs and ALUs
      Lambda DNA Digestion/Ligation
      Plasmid Digestion
      PCR Mt DNA/PV92
      BLAST Computer Activity
      November VNTR,STR,RFLP
      DNA Fingerprinting
      Forensics/CODIS
      Human Origins, Hardy Weinberg
      Primary Paper Ppt
      Bitter Taste Receptor Lab
      DNA Fingerprinting Lab
      Primary Paper Research/Ppt
      Crime Lab tour….pending
      GMO Real Time PCR
      December Genetic Code
      Protein Synthesis
      Primary Paper Ppt PresentationsM/td>
      SDS-PAGE Polyacrylimide Gels
      Protein Analysis/Bradford Assay
      Western Blotting
      January DNA Sequencing
      Evolution/Bioinformatics
      Protein Function/Structure
      Protein Chemistry
      Computer Analysis Activity
      Bioinformatics Analysis
      PAGE w/Muscle Tissue
      Western Blotting
      February Microbiology
      Sterile Technique
      Bacterial Morphology
      Bacterial/Viral Ppt
      Transformations
      Antibiotic Resistance
      Recombinant DNA
      Writing IP Protocols
      Gram Stain
      Bacterial Morphology/ID
      Bacterial Transformation
      Creating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
      Cell Culture Basics
      March Research /Lab Independent Project (IP)
      Lab/Research/Poster
      April Research /Lab
      Research Paper DUE
      Independent Project
      Lab/Research/Poster
      May Independent Project Poster Due
      Careers in Biotechnology
      Resume’ Development
      State Assessment Test
      POSTER SYMPOSIUM
      Final Exam
      Mock Interviews
      Lab Tours/ Field Trips
      THIS IS A TENTATIVE SCHEDULE AND MAY CHANGE SLIGHTLY

      Textbooks
      These texts are used as resources, not as a requirement.

        “Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology” by Kreuzer and Massey
        “Basic Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology” Seidman and Moore and many, many Internet Resources

      Supplies
      Students will need the following supplies:
         Pencil, ballpoint pens-blue or black ink
      The following supplies will be provided:
        Calculator, laboratory notebook, lab coat*, colored pencils, “Sharpie” brand markers, safety goggles, lab equipment and reagents
        * Students may choose to purchase their own lab coats at cost (~$27.50) from the school.

      Attendance:
      The concepts and skills taught in this class are continually building on previous lessons. The labs performed are costly and time consuming to prepare. Therefore, daily attendance is important for students to fully learn and understand the principles of biotechnology. Absences also affect the ability of other students to accomplish learning objectives, since students will frequently be working with partners or in groups. Absences and tardies will also affect participation percentage. Students may be required to take a short quiz at the beginning of each period. Only those students who are ON TIME will be allowed to participate. Students arriving in class after these times will be marked as tardy and receive a zero. Either a written note from the parent/guardian, or a formal school activity is required for an absence to be excused. Makeup labs and late assignments will only be allowed for excused absences. Excessive absences (three consecutive, or more than four a quarter) and excessive tardies (more than six a quarter) will be discussed with the parent or guardian and then referred to the school administration. Excessive tardies and absences affect participation points and are 20% of the total grade.

      Grading:
      Students grades will be based on points earned from various types of assessments, including: homework assignments, in class assignments, attendance, unannounced written quizzes, laboratory reports, writing assignments, oral presentations, written exams, and a laboratory skills test.
      A = 100-93%
      A- = 92-90%
      B+ = 89-87%
      B = 86-84%
      B- = 80-83%
      C+ = 79-77%
      C = 76-73%
      C- = 72-70%
      D+ = 69-67%
      D = 66-63%
      D- = 62-60%

      (30% from lab notebook, 30% from quizzes, 20% from homework, 20% from participation)

      Students progress in the course can be viewed through the JATC website www.jatc-wj.org by clicking on the “Skyward” link. An access code is needed for “Skyward” and will be provided to the parent/guardian.

      The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
      Critical evaluation of student work by their peers will be used as part of the educational process, and may include exchanging of student work and grading by students. However, final assessment of student work is the job of the teacher. Sometimes there may be a need to post information in the form of a list using anonymous student code numbers. The student’s privacy will be respected when providing class grades and confidential information.

      Late and Makeup work:
      All homework and laboratory reports are due when specified. Late work will only be accepted for excused absences and no later than 2 days after the absence. School related absences MUST be cleared with instructor BEFORE the absence.

      Dress Code:
      Students should dress according to the Jordan School District’s policy. Students not dressed for labs will receive a zero on the lab assignment and lose participation points.

      General Class Rules:

        * Come to class prepared each day and do your own work.
        * Only one person speaks at a time during lecture.
        * Listen carefully and follow directions.
        * Only use proper language.
        * Respect faculty, other students and school property.
      Students are allowed to have lunch in the classroom; please exercise care in eating and drinking in the lecture/ computer area and clean up afterwards. Small fridges are provided in back of classroom for student use.
      * Please ask before leaving the classroom (so the teacher can account for your whereabouts during an emergency).

      Students will have the opportunity to work in adjoining labs (building #2) and other lab facilities associated with the Salt Lake Community College. These “off-site” experiences will allow students to access tissue culture hoods and other equipment. Since students are given this freedom (especially during spring independent projects), constant supervision of all student lab work during these projects is not possible. During these times, I provide my cell phone number to students so they may contact me if they need assistance.

      Laboratory Rules:
        * ABSOLUTELY no food or drink in the lab!
        * Wear closed-toed shoes and clothing that covers the legs. (Bring an extra pair of shoes to keep in the lab if necessary)
        * Use lab equipment properly and ONLY when directed to use it.
        * Clean up after yourself before leaving an area of the lab.
        * Always work in a safe and professional manner.
        * Report any accidents to Ms. Carlson immediately.
        * ALWAYS wash your hands before leaving the lab.
        * Know the location and proper use of emergency equipment.

        Following these rules will lead to a safe and fun laboratory experience.

        Failure to follow these rules will lead to revoked lab privileges.
      Computer Lab Rules:
        * Use the Internet only for classroom assignments, no surfing, email, games, etc.
        * Do not change any aspect of the computers configuration or programs.
        * Use caution when eating or drinking in the computer lab (eating lunch is permitted)
        * Follow the Jordan School District’s “Computer Use Policy”
      Following all the rules listed above will result in a fun productive learning environment with spontaneous rewards.

      Consequences for poor behavior will be: 1) verbal warning; 2) loss of privileges; 3) contact with parent/guardian and administrator. Students will be automatically removed from the laboratory for obvious unsafe behavior.

      * I reserve the right to make adjustments to the above rules and consequences as situations warrant.

      Safety:
      Students will be trained in laboratory safety procedures. Before the students can participate in the laboratory activities they must read, sign and return a lab safety contract; and pass a laboratory safety quiz. Students who are reckless in the lab WILL HAVE LAB PRIVELEGES SUSPENDED, this will result in a loss of participation points and lab points affecting the student’s final grade. Contact Ms. Carlson if you have any reservations about laboratory activities and or safety issues.

      Personal Electronics:
      Electronics such as cell phones, pagers, MP3 players, games, etc. should not be used during class. Constant inappropriate use during class time may result in confiscation of device.

      Disease Education:
      During the course of Biotechnology the topics of viruses, bacteria, and disease transmission will be discussed. Topics MAY address the issues of AIDS/HIV and other health issues. Additional forensic topics related to bodily fluids will also be discussed. State law requires that written parental consent must be obtained before a student can participate in learning about contraceptive devices and/or substances and that parents be given the opportunity to review the curriculum.

      Educational Movies:
      Occasionally, educationally relevant PG/PG-13 rated movies or videos may be shown. If you would prefer your child not to watch this content, please let me know.
    • I have read all three (3) pages of the Biotechnology Disclosure Statement, and I am aware of the policies and procedures as outlined above. I understand I cannot continue in the class if I do not follow the rules and regulations.
    • I have read all of the Biotechnology Disclosure Statement, and I am aware of the policies and procedures as outlined above. I understand my student cannot continue in the class if he/she does not follow the rules and regulations.
      Occasionally, educationally relevant PG/PG-13 rated movies or videos may be shown. Please sign for your preference of movie viewing.
    • I understand that there will be periods of time when my student works without constant supervision in a lab setting after receiving safety and skill training. I authorize my student to work in labs without direct supervision and am comfortable with my child having access to the instructor by cell phone communication.
    • BIOTECH LAB SAFETY CONTRACT

      For success in our laboratory, everyone must agree to respect the same laboratory rules, to obtain and use the proper safety equipment, and to take appropriate precautions during a lab activity.

      Very Important things to remember:
        1. ABSOLUTELY NO food or drink in the laboratory. Never eat or drink in the laboratory.
        2. NEVER taste chemicals. NEVER directly touch chemicals.
        3. No pipetting by mouth.
        4. Never work alone in the laboratory.
        5. Never perform any experiment not specifically assigned by your teacher.
        6. Use lab equipment properly and only after training and instruction.
        7. Do not apply cosmetics in the laboratory.
        8. It is best not to wear contact lenses in the lab. Chemical vapors can get between the lenses and the eyes and cause permanent eye damage.
        9. Know the location of all safety and emergency equipment used in the laboratory.
        10. Become familiar with the specific hazards of an experiment before you begin.
        11. Before beginning work: tie back long hair, roll up loose sleeves and put on any personal protective equipment required by your teacher.
        12. Report any accidents, incidents, or hazards to the teacher immediately.
        13. Keep your work area neat and uncluttered.
        14. Clean your work area at the conclusion of a lab activity, disinfect your station with an ethanol or bleach solution.
        15. Follow the proper disposal of all reagents, sharps, and broken glass.
        16. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap and water.
        17. Always respect lab work. Due to the amount of students that will utilize the biotech lab, there will be other experiments at or around the workstations. Please leave them alone.
      Your commitment to the lab safety rules and your respect of the property in the laboratory are absolutely necessary. If intentional misuse or abuse of the lab and its property is intended, you may be removed from the course.
    • I understand the items listed in this safety contract and the importance of safety in the laboratory and agree to conduct myself appropriately by adhering to safe laboratory practices as instructed.
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