2018-2019 Catalog

 

Medical Technology - B.S.

Purpose

The Indiana Wesleyan University Biology Department offers a four-year Bachelor of Science Medical Technology (MTE) program. The student is prepared to perform medical laboratory tests that reveal the presence or absence of abnormalities of the blood and other body fluids.

Program graduates are eligible to take the appropriate national registry examination and are qualified for employment in hospital laboratories, government medical laboratories, medical research laboratories, clinics, and health care centers.

General Education Competencies

Students in this major meet the general education competencies by taking the approved standard courses.

Standards Required to Enter the Gateway Courses:

BIO-125 and CHE-125 are the first courses taken in the major. The standards required to take each of these courses are as follows:

BIO-125 - Completion of BIO-100 with a grade of "C" or better OR Math SAT 480 or above; OR CHE-110 with a grade of "C" or better.

CHE-125 - Completion of CHE-110 with a grade of "C" or better OR one year of high school chemistry and one of the following acceptable scores: Math SAT (480 or above) or RSAT Math (510 or above); or ACT Math (21 or above).

Requirements

A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Medical Technology (MTE) requires a minimum of three years of university study and a full year of clinical experience in an approved hospital. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept 12 months of clinical experience successfully completed in a hospital-based medical technology program or clinical laboratory science program that is accredited by NAACLS (National Association of Accreditation for Clinical Laboratory Sciences). This 12-month clinical experience is taken instead of the senior year at Indiana Wesleyan University and is considered equivalent to 32 semester hours of work in the major area of concentration. (It is the student's responsibility to gain admission to this hospital-based program. Said hospital may have health and program requirements that must be met at the student's own cost and expense.) When all specific requirements for the degree are met, including the 12 months of hospital experience, candidates will be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree and will be eligible to take the national registry examination of the ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathologists) and/or the NCA (National Certification Agency).

Requirements (39-40 credits)

Required Courses

BIO-125Principles of Biology

4

BIO-213Microbiology

4

BIO-311Mammalian Anatomy

4

BIO-312General Physiology

4

BIO-440Immunology

3

CHE-125General Chemistry I

5

CHE-126General Chemistry II

5

CHE-235Organic Chemistry I

4

CHE-236Organic Chemistry II

4

-or

CHE-430Biological Chemistry I

3

MAT-112General Statistics

3

BIO-125 and CHE-125: Gateway Course

Additional recommended courses are as follows:

BIO-351Cellular Biology

3

BIO-412Genetics

3

Affiliated Hospitals-Medical Technology Program:

IU Health Methodist Hospital CLS Program

Parkview Health System, Inc., Fort Wayne, Indiana

Saint Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers, Hammond, Indiana

Indiana Weselayan