Medical Technology Major

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The major in medical technology enables a student to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from The College at Brockport at the end of a four-year program, including three academic years here and a fourth calendar year at a school of medical technology approved by the College. During the first three years each student fulfills the General Education and major requirements. The fourth year at a school of medical technology includes both theoretical and practical work in a medical lab. The BS is awarded upon the satisfactory completion of the requirements of both institutions. Upon completion of the internship, the student is eligible to take the National Registry Examination, which the student must pass to be certified as a Registered Medical Technologist.

Admission to the Program

To enter this program, the students are required to formally declare a major in Medical Technology. This should be done in the freshman year to assure proper advisement. Students are advised to visit the department office, Room 103, Lennon Hall to declare a major. A separate application is required for acceptance into a school of medical technology from where the student will have to complete the clinical year. This must be done by the middle of the fall semester of the junior year. Based on the academic record for the freshman and sophomore years, and mid-semester grades of the fall semester of the junior year, as well as an interview, the decision is made as to which applicants will be formally admitted into the clinical year. The selection process is competitive and the decision is made by the school of medical technology hosting the clinical year. Any students not accepted to the clinical year have the option of completing a major in Biology.

Program Requirements

Students in the medical technology major pursue a Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete its requirements.

A minimum of 90 credits (including General Education requirements) must be completed at Brockport during the first three years of the program. BIO 481 Medical Technology I (15 credits) and BIO 482 Medical Technology II (15 credits) are taken in the clinical year at an approved school of medical technology. These courses cover topics such as phlebotomy, microbiology, parasitology, transfusion medicine, hematology and coagulation, urinalysis, and anatomic pathology.

Biology Requirements (61 credits)

  • BIO 201 Biology
  • BIO 202 Biology II
  • BIO 301 Cell Biology
  • BIO 302 Genetics
  • BIO 321 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 322 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 414 Immunology
  • BIO 481 Medical Technology Internship I
  • BIO 482 Medical Technology Internship II

Chemistry Requirements (16 credits)

  • CHM 205 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 206 General Chemistry II
  • CHM 305 Organic Chemistry I

Physics Requirements (8 credits)

ONE of the following two-course sequences is required:

  • Option 1
    • PHS 205 Introduction to Physics I (with lab)
    • PHS 210 Introduction to Physics II
  • Option 2
    • PHS 235 Physics I
    • PHS 240 Physics II

Mathematics Requirement (3-4 credits)

  • MTH 243 Elementary Statistics
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