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.
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, chemistry, and biochemistry; the mathematics course involves statistics. A complement of Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum courses provides a strong foundation in the humanities and social and behavioral 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: (7 courses)
- Introduction to Molecular/Cellular Biology (BIOL 191)
- Introduction to Organismal Biology (BIOL 192)
- Microbiology (BIOL 306 & 306L)
- Genetic Analysis (BIOL 313 & 313L)
- Immunology (BIOL 314 & 314L)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 319)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 320)
Courses in Chemistry: (4 courses)
- General Chemistry I (CHEM 107 & 107L)
- General Chemistry II (CHEM 108 & 108L)
- Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 201 & 201L)
- Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 202 & 202L)
Courses in Biochemistry: (1 course)
- Biochemistry I (BIOC 405 & 405L)
Courses in Mathematics: (1 course)
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.