Department of Biology
Slippery Rock University’s medical technology program involves three academic years of study on campus and one calendar year at an approved, affiliated school of medical technology or one acceptable to SRU. During the first three years of the program the student must complete a minimum of 91 semester credits.
After the sophomore year, the student applies for admission to a school of medical technology where acceptance is on a competitive basis. Successful completion of the internship program results in the awarding of the bachelor of science degree. Certification as a medical technologist is obtained by passing the Board of Registry Medical Technologists examination of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and/or the Clinical Laboratory Scientist examination of the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel. Because of the nature of the medical technology curriculum, transfer students are strongly urged to earn 64 credits at Slippery Rock University.
Slippery Rock University is formally affiliated with the Altoona Hospital, Altoona, PA; Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY; St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, PA; WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY; and York Hospital, York, PA.
Note: A 2.000 average must be maintained in BIOL 104, 210, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217 and 250 before medical technology students can move on to the next required course. See also Department of Biology guidelines for further restrictions.
This program prepares you to sit for a national exam that may lead to professional licensure and/or certification. Professional licensure and/or certification vary by state and you are urged to check with your state licensing board.