Medical Technology Major

Hartwick students with professor in Biology Lab

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.

Many of the professional medical technologists are employed in hospital medical laboratories. Others work in physicians’ laboratories, outpatient clinics, the armed forces, public health agencies, research programs of university hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, criminology laboratories, and in sales promotion of diagnostic reagents and equipment.

Putting medical technology to work

Hartwick alumni at work.

Hartwick medical technology students work in hospital labs and in interesting careers throughout the healthcare industry:

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

Alumni in graduate school.

Hartwick graduates have been accepted at top-notch graduate schools:

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

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.

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.


Allen Crooker

Professor of Biology and Coordinator of Medical Technology

Elizabeth Karnisky, MHIA, MT (ASCP)

Clinical Associate in Medical Technology

Mary Allen

Professor of Biology

Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad

Associate 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

Douglas Hamilton

Professor of Biology

Mark Kuhlmann

Professor of Biology

Andrew J. Piefer

Professor and Chair of Chemistry