Medical Technology Program

Hartwick students in chemistry lab


The Medical Technology Program at Hartwick is a three-plus-one program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology. The program consists of three years of academic work at Hartwick followed by a 12-month clinical internship at Rochester General Hospital.

The three-plus-one program fulfills the requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Students who are accepted for a 12-month clinical internship begin their internships at the end of their junior year. Following completion of the 51-week internship, students will have earned 36 additional credits toward the B.S. degree in medical technology from Hartwick. Students are then eligible to take the Board of Registry examination which earns the MT (ASCP) certification.

Please note: Hartwick College focuses on offering fall, January, and spring term undergraduate courses in person, however circumstances may require us to offer a small number of courses in this department through distance education. In times of emergency, following regulatory guidelines, all classes may temporarily need to be delivered through distance education, including online. We also offer a slate of courses online in the summer to help our students make progress towards their degrees. With support from an academic advisor, students needing particular courses may have other online options as well. If you have questions about the way courses are delivered in your program, please contact your Department or Program Chair.

Exciting Student Outcomes

All Hartwick students with a medical technology degree have received job offers before graduation and are currently employed in their chosen field.


Zachary French ’20
St. Peter’s Health Partners – St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY

Katharine Nelson ’17
Pandemic Response Lab in New York, NY


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 experience and fine tune their oral and written communication skills.


Review all the requirements in the College Catalog.

Medical Technology Program Courses

Courses required to complete Hartwick’s medical technology major involve the sciences, mathematics, and other curriculum courses. The science courses are in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and biochemistry; the mathematics course involves statistics. A complement of other curriculum courses provides a strong foundation in the humanities and social and behavioral sciences, including opportunities for off-campus study applicable to the profession.

Review the current course offerings in the College Catalog.


Hartwick’s Medical Technology major draws faculty from various disciplines such as biology, chemistry, and mathematics. Their ability to provide strong preparation for a student’s clinical internship and career in medical technology is well-rooted in their commitment to offering a broad-based liberal arts and sciences education.

Elizabeth Karnisky, MHIA, MT (ASCP)

Clinical Associate in Medical Technology

Mary Allen

Professor of Biology

Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad

Professor of Geology & Coordinator of Environment, Sustainability & Society

Min Chung

Professor and Department Chair of Mathematics

Eric Cooper

Associate Professor of Biology

John Dudek

Professor of Chemistry

Mark S. Erickson

Professor of Chemistry

Peter Fauth

Professor of Biology and Department Chair

Mark Kuhlmann

Professor of Biology

Andrew J. Piefer

Professor and Chair of Chemistry