Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology

Medical Technology

Program Director: Interim, TBD

Program Advisor: Kirsten Donohoo

Location: GRB 329
Telephone: 940-898-3328

The Medical Technology Program (also known as Clinical Laboratory Sciences) is offered through the Department of Biology. The program is designed to prepare the student as a member of the health services team and leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. The student completes the pre-clinical phase during the first three years in the program and begins the clinical sequence in the senior year. This year is completed at a major medical technology school approved by TWU and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

The medical technologist becomes increasingly important as new and more effective techniques of laboratory diagnosis are developed. In addition, positions are frequently available in medical research. Career opportunities are found throughout the country in large and small communities.

Certification

Completion of the Program qualifies the Medical Technology student to take the National Registry Examination for certification as MT (ASCP).

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.

Major

33 semester credit hours.

In addition to the general degree requirements, specific prerequisite courses (or their equivalent) which are required at the time of application for admission to the Medical Technology program are:

BIOL 1113Principles of Biology I3
BIOL 1111Principles of Biology I Laboratory1
BIOL 1123Principles of Biology II3
BIOL 1121Principles of Biology II Laboratory1
BIOL 4681Biology Seminar Satisfies oral communication1
BIOL 4811
BIOL 4813
Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression Laboratory
and Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression
4
BOT 2113Plant Biology3
BOT 2111Plant Biology Laboratory1
BACT 3111
BACT 3113
General Microbiology Laboratory
and General Microbiology
4
BACT 4111
BACT 4113
Immunology Laboratory
and Immunology
4
Biology Electives, six advanced semester credit hours6
CHEM 1113General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1111General Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 1123General Chemistry II3
CHEM 1121General Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 2213Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2211Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 3223Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 3221Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 3333Quantitative Chemical Analysis co req CHEM 33313
CHEM 3331Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory1
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I3
MATH 1313Elementary Analysis II3
PHYS 1133Principles of Physics I3
PHYS 1131Principles of Physics Laboratory I1
Total Semester Credit Hours61

During the first three years of this program, students complete core requirements toward preparation for clinical training in a Medical Technology School or a hospital. Students may need to complete some of this coursework during summer sessions in order to finish classes within a three year period. The senior year will be spent at a hospital with a contractual agreement with TWU.

General types of courses in the senior year include studies in the areas of microbiology, parasitology, clinical chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis, mycology, and histology.

Clinical year arrangements are made with the Director of the Medical Technology Program. The clinical component semester credit hours will be transferred to this University as 30 or more advanced semester hours credit.

Minor

No minor is offered in Medical Technology.

The minor in chemistry is incorporated within the medical technology curriculum.

The courses required are:

CHEM 1111General Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 1113General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1121General Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 1123General Chemistry II3
CHEM 2211Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 2213Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 3221Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 3223Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 3333Quantitative Chemical Analysis3
CHEM 3331Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory1
Total Semester Credit Hours20

Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology Program of Study

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 1111
BIOL 1113
Principles of Biology I Laboratory
and Principles of Biology I
( BIOL 1106) and ( BIOL 1306, BIOL 1406)4
CHEM 1111
CHEM 1113
General Chemistry Laboratory I
and General Chemistry I
( CHEM 1111) and ( CHEM 1311, CHEM 1411)4
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I MATH 1314, MATH 14143
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
BIOL 1121
BIOL 1123
Principles of Biology II Laboratory
and Principles of Biology II
( BIOL 1107) and ( BIOL 1307, BIOL 1407)4
CHEM 1121
CHEM 1123
General Chemistry Laboratory II
and General Chemistry II
( CHEM 1112) and ( CHEM 1312, CHEM 1412)4
MATH 1313Elementary Analysis II MATH 13163
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 17
Second Year
FallTCCN
CHEM 2211
CHEM 2213
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
and Organic Chemistry I
( CHEM 2123) and ( CHEM 2323, CHEM 2423)4
BOT 2111
BOT 2113
Plant Biology Laboratory
and Plant Biology
( BIOL 1111) and ( BIOL 1311, BIOL 1411)4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Language, Philosophy & Culture Core3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
 Semester Credit Hours 17
SpringTCCN
CHEM 3221
CHEM 3223
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
and Organic Chemistry II
( CHEM 2425) and ( CHEM 2425)4
BACT 3111
BACT 3113
General Microbiology Laboratory
and General Microbiology
4
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Creative Arts Core3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
 Semester Credit Hours 17
Third Year
FallTCCN
BIOL 4811
BIOL 4813
Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression Laboratory
and Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Expression
4
PHYS 1131
PHYS 1133
Principles of Physics Laboratory I
and Principles of Physics I
( PHYS 1101) and ( PHYS 1301, PHYS 1401)4
Biology Elective3
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 14
SpringTCCN
BACT 4111
BACT 4113
Immunology Laboratory
and Immunology
4
CHEM 3333Quantitative Chemical Analysis3
CHEM 3331Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory1
BIOL 4221
BIOL 4223 ([GP] Recommended Biology Elective )
Ecology Laboratory
and Ecology
4
BIOL 4681Biology Seminar1
 Semester Credit Hours 13
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
Clinical Rotation - Upper Level14
 Semester Credit Hours 14
SpringTCCN
Clinical Rotation - Upper Level13
 Semester Credit Hours 13
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.