Medical Technology Major

 Johnstone Science Center

Although medical laboratories are physically located in hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices, the real location is on the frontier of scientific medicine.

Here, the best qualified men and women are building careers in laboratory medicine by applying their expert knowledge and practical skills. Medical technologists, whose broad background of college and clinical laboratory training provides the necessary ingredients for their professional responsibilities, fulfill a prominent role in these laboratories.


Where a background in medical technology can take you.

Hartwick’s medical technology major provides students with a solid liberal arts education and rigorous hands-on clinical laboratory training—giving them a real competitive edge in their future careers.

Because medical technology is a rapidly changing field, technical skills may become obsolete, but the lifelong skills you’ll learn at Hartwick ensure you’ll thrive, whatever the future brings.


A closer look.

Hartwick’s 3+1 program consists of three years of academic work at Hartwick (which also partially fulfills departmental requirements for a major in biology), followed by a one-year clinical internship at the Rochester General Hospital Clinical Laboratory Technology Program.


Beyond the basic.

Hartwick’s medical technology major permits sufficient flexibility for students to take advantage of numerous off-campus study programs applicable to their future profession. Students are encouraged to get hands-on experience in the multifaceted responsibilities of professional medical technologists such as electronic equipment maintenance, computer programming, business and personnel management, and teaching techniques.


Putting medical technology to work.

Hartwick medical technology students work in hospital labs and in interesting careers throughout the healthcare industry. Some go on to further study at top-notch graduate schools.

Hartwick alumni work for:

  • Rochester General Hospital
  • James River Dermatology
  • Laboratory Alliance of Central New York

Hartwick graduates have been accepted to:

  • Rochester General Hospital School of Medical Technology
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of New England

Meet the medical technology faculty.

Hartwick’s medical technology faculty are future-focused. That’s because they work closely with students who are meant for more. Students who will make a difference in the world into which they graduate. Hartwick students.

Mary Allen
Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Florida State University
Areas of expertise:
microbiology, microbial ecology
Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad
Associate Professor of Geology and Chemistry
Ph.D., Washington State University
Areas of expertise:
chemical and biological weathering of minerals, microbe-mineral-water interactions, biofilm processes, water quality and contamination, bioremediation, base cation nutrient cycles, and watershed-based hydrochemistry.
Min Chung
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Mathematics
Ph.D., Indiana University
Areas of expertise:
theory of wavelets, harmonic analysis
Eric Cooper
Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Harvard University
Areas of expertise:
molecular and cell biology, immunology
Allen Crooker
Professor of Biology and Coordinator of Medical Technology
Ph.D., Washington State University
Areas of expertise:
entomology, arcarology. neurophysiology
John Dudek
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Princeton University
Areas of expertise:
cavity ring-down spectroscopy, chemical kinetics and thermodynamics
Mark S. Erickson
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Areas of expertise:
organic and green chemistry, and research in organic and organometallic conducting polymers, polycyclic aromatic compounds, and the synthesis of retinoids as anticancer drugs.
Peter Fauth
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Biology
Ph.D., Purdue University
Areas of expertise:
avian ecology, ecological monitoring, conservation biology
Douglas Hamilton
Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of expertise:
molecular plant biology
Gerald Hunsberger
Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Areas of expertise:
number theory, discrete mathematics, calculus pedagogy
Mark Kuhlmann
Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Florida State University
Areas of expertise:
marine and aquatic biology
Catie Minogue
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison
Areas of expertise:
the development and application of mass spectrometry-based proteomics.
Andrew J. Piefer
Assistant Professor and Chair of Chemistry
Ph.D., New Mexico State University
Areas of expertise:
biochemistry and virology, biomolecular interactions (especially related to viral and host cell proteins and nucleic acids), tissue culture techniques, recombinant protein expression and purification, and virus assembly and budding.
Charles Scheim
Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., Brown University
Areas of expertise:
geometry, statistics, number theory
Stanley Sessions
Professor of Biology
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Areas of expertise:
evolution, developmental biology, and amphibian biology
Gary Stevens
Professor of Biology
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Areas of expertise:
graph theory, combinatorics, discrete mathematics, problem solving, history of mathematics
Susan M. Young
Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Areas of expertise:
synthesis and reactivity studies of main-group inorganic compounds, the design and use of educational technology.

 

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