Biomedical Science and Medicine

Students in this Biomedical Science and Medicine Career Major will study biomedical science through the exciting Project-Lead-the-Way curriculum that will provide students hand on projects and experiences. Topics will include bio-informatics, human medicine, and an in depth study of the human body. Students will also study advanced math courses that may include Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-AP Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus and an AP Calculus courses as well as advanced science courses that may include Anatomy and Physiology, AP Chemistry, AP Biology and AP Physics. Students who complete this career major will have been exposed to a diverse curriculum that will better equip them to choose a major at the college/university level. Students will also have the strong math and science foundation needed to be prepared to enter a college/university program in a science related field.

This is a two year academy with students starting their junior year in high school. It is an academically intense, project-based program which focuses on the biomedical field. Students will be able to test for college credit through AP courses and successfully transition to post-secondary.

Instructor Bios:

JArcherJackie Archer:
Jackie Archer is a talented and knowledgeable teacher having over 25 years’ experience in laboratory sciences. She has her master’s degrees in Biological Education and is a National PLTW Master Teacher and is certified in all four PLTW Biomed courses. Mrs. Archer has been nationally recognized for innovative practices in the class by receiving the 2010 PLTW Innova Award. She is also the 2015 Oklahoma Career Tech Teacher of the Year. Students like her class because it is hands-on, cutting edge, and uses technology like microarrays, ELISA, and nanotechnology in a real world application.

Contact Information:
Jackie Archer
Office Phone: 580-351-6708


William Schlecht:
William Schlecht is a biomed expert because as student at Cameron University, Mr. Schlecht developed a “tree tour” which was incorporated into Cameron’s General Biology curriculum. He currently teaches General Biology at Cameron and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Education, a Master of Education in Secondary Education, and is currently working on a second Master’s degree in Biology. He is College Board certified to teach AP Biology and has National PLTW certifications in Principles of Biomedical Science and Medicine and Human Body Systems. Students like his class because it’s hands-on, and even though students work hard, Mr. Schlecht makes it a lot of fun.

Contact Information:
William Schlecht
Office Phone: 580-250-5545


Scott Nelson:
Scott Nelson is a highly qualified, skilled teacher having over 20 years of experience teaching advanced science courses at the high school level. He holds a Bachelor’s in Science degree in Chemistry, is College Board certified to teach AP Chemistry, and has National Project Lead the Way certifications in Principles of Biomedical Science and Medicine and Human Body Systems. Students like his class because of the amount of hands-on activities and the way they are allowed to investigate and interpret data to form conclusions. Mr. Nelson’s daughter, Mekenzie, is a GPTC Biomed Alumni currently working on a degree in Psychology at UCO.

Contact Information:
Scott Nelson
Office Phone: 580-250-5642