Medical Technology Application Websites
Medical technology programThe Medical Technology Program includes an academic preparation of three years at Clarion and a 12-month course of clinical study in a hospital-based school of medical technology accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, (NAACLS), (32 semester hours). Upon successful completion of two years of prescribed courses at Clarion, the student is eligible to apply for admission to the hospital school. Although application is made through the office of the coordinator of medical technology at Clarion, acceptance is at the discretion of the staff of the clinical school. Clinical school spaces are limited, and admission to the Medical Technology Program at Clarion does not guarantee admission to the clinical school year. Clarion University maintains affiliations with eight clinical schools; students may apply to accredited, non-affiliated schools also.
After completion of the clinical year and the awarding of the Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology degree by Clarion University, students sit for standardized examinations sponsored by accrediting agencies for medical technology. These are: the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) and American Medical Technologists (AMT). Upon successful completion of the exams, students become registered medical technologists and permits practice of the profession in most of the United States. Some states also have their own registry examinations. Over the last 10 years, our students' first-try pass rate for the registry are 100 percent. Students who do not pass the first time may take the exam again after a short waiting period.
The following courses are required during the three years at Clarion: BIOL 155, 156, 165, 166, 201, 203, 341, 444; CHEM 153, 163, 154, 164; eight additional hours of chemistry chosen from CHEM 251, 252, 261, 262, 353, 358, 363, 368, and BCHM 453, 454, 463; either BIOL 203 or BCHM 453; and MATH 171, and 221 or 222. Substitutions for the above courses must be approved in writing by the coordinator of medical technology. Students in the program must maintain the following grade-point averages: first semester freshmen, 2.0 overall; second semester freshmen and first semester sophomores, 2.5 overall; thereafter 2.5 overall with a 2.5 in the natural sciences. Exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the coordinator of medical technology. Specific information about courses, standards, and requirements established by the affiliate hospital schools are provided to enrolled students by the coordinator of medical technology. Students wishing to transfer into the program must be approved by the coordinator of medical technology and must plan to spend two years on the Clarion Campus, making up any course deficiencies.
Hospital Affiliates and Application Websites :
Allegheny Health Network, St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA (click on "Medical Technology Online Application" on the left side)
Altoona Regional Medical Center, Altoona, PA (click on "Application Packet" at the bottom)
Conemaugh Health System, Johnstown, PA (click on "Application" link on the left side)
Guthrie Health Systems, Sayre, PA
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, Lancaster, PA (click on "Apply Now" on the left hand side)
Susquehanna Health, Williamsport, PA (click on "Apply Online" on the right hand side)
UPMC Chautauqua Women's Christian Association Hospital, Jamestown, NY (click on "Download Application" under the "Applying" section)