PLTW Biomedical Science

Biomedical Science is a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program designed to stimulate interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects.

Students in PLTW Biomedical Science will learn about diseases, forensics, DNA and how medical devices and advances in bioengineering are changing the face of healthcare.

All students receive First Aid/CPR certification in their junior year. Students also have the opportunity to receive additional certifications such as a Pharmacy Technician if chosen as a capstone course. Most students in this program advance their education at a two- or four-year college upon graduation. UC Health West Chester Hospital and local biomedical companies offer the opportunity for students to job shadow or complete internships.

Courses include:

  • Principles of Biomedical Science
  • Human Body Systems
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Interventions
  • Biomedical Innovations


Biomedical Science is offered as a full time program to high school juniors and seniors at the Butler Tech Bioscience Center. Students will apply during their sophomore year.

The Biomedical Science pathway is also offered by Butler Tech in some of our associate schools. See your school counselor for more information.

Student Organization

Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA)

Program Costs

HOSA Fee:  $35

Uniforms:  $80 – $120

Career Outlook

Data provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics: