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Medical Technology

Director Rachel E. Polando

The medical technology major prepares students for a job in the clinical laboratory. These professionals provide vital services to the health care profession, including, blood analysis, pathogen identification, transplantation donor matching, and serology. Completion of this major combined with a year of clinical experience and education prepares students for a full career in medical technology. This major may be finished in three years at Manchester University and one year at an affiliated clinical hospital. Upon completion of the successful clinical year and the national exam students receive their degree from Manchester and accreditation for clinical laboratory work.

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Courses listed in parentheses are prerequisites.


Major in medical technology, 49-60 hours: BIOL 108, 108L, 229, 229L, 313, 313L, 360, 395, 431, 431L; CHEM 111, 111L or 112L, 113, 113L, 235, 235L, 311,311L, 312, 312L; MATH 210 or (122) 240; one course selected from: PHYS 111, 112, (MATH 121), 210, (MATH 122), 220. Senior year off campus in clinic.

Course descriptions can be found on the biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics major fields of study pages.

All medical technology majors must successfully complete a senior comprehensive evaluation before graduating. This will consist of a comprehensive examination and a clinical project.


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