• A Hartwick professor helping a student during class.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • Hartwick students giving a presentation in front of the class.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope for research.

Medical Technology Major Requirements

Students in the medical technology program at Hartwick develop and master skills in scientific equipment operation, working independently, handling and organizing information, numerical computation, analytical and quantitative abilities, and have technical, organizational, and efficiency skills. This broad education with a strong foundation in the sciences allows students to gain critical- thinking and problem-solving skills and fine tune their oral and written communication skills.

Courses required to complete Hartwick's medical technology major involve the sciences, mathematics, and Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum courses. The science courses are in the disciplines of biology and chemistry. A complement of Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum courses provides a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, including opportunities for off-campus study applicable to the profession.

Students interested in the bachelor’s degree in medical technology may pursue the major by taking the following required science and math courses:

Courses in Biology: (5 courses)

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 206)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 207)
  • Genetics (BIOL 200)
  • Microbiology (BIOL 215)
  • Immunology (BIOL 425)

Courses in Chemistry: (5 courses)

  • General Chemistry I (CHEM 107)
  • General Chemistry II (CHEM 108)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 201)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 202)
  • Biochemistry I with Lab (BIOC 405, 415)

Courses in Mathematics: (1 course)

  • Statistics (MATH 108)

In addition to the science, math, and Liberal Arts in Practice courses, completion of a 12-month clinical internship in medical technology at Rochester General Hospital is required.