Med Tech

Degree Programs - Medical Tech / Clinical Lab


The curriculum of this degree program consists of three years of academic work at UVa-Wise followed by a 12-month period of specialized training (including classroom and hospital laboratory rotations) in the Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology program at a cooperating school of Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Services (NAACLS).

UVa-Wise has an affiliation agreement with the Jefferson College of Health Sciences , Roanoke, Virginia. Admission to the schools of Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology is open to students in the Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology degree program who have completed general education requirements and the science courses listed below. It is also open to those who hold, or will hold before admission, a baccalaureate degree in biology or chemistry with courses in organic chemistry, microbiology and immunology. Students apply for admission during the junior year. Acceptance is competitive. The minimum grade point average for acceptance is 2.0 with 2.5 in biology, chemistry and mathematics. Acceptance is based on grades, experience, references, and an interview.

Students enrolled in a school of Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology must register for two semesters at UVa-Wise, take BIO 4410-4420, and pay full tuition. In general, the cost of a Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology school is about the same as three semesters of college. Special scholarships for Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology students are listed under Financial Aid.

After successful completion of the program, a student will be able to take examinations for certification given by the Board of Registry of Medical Technologists of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology students must meet all the degree requirements of UVa-Wise. A student must have a total of 103 semester hours of academic credit before clinical training. This includes general education requirements.

Courses must include the following:

  • BIO 1010 / 1011 Principles of Biology and Lab (4)
  • BIO 1020 / 1021 Introduction to Biological Diversity and Lab (4)
  • BIO 2010 Topics in Cell Biology (3)
  • BIO 2015 Laboratory Methods in Biology (3)
  • BIO 2310/2320 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8)
  • BIO 3150 Immunology and Serology (3)
  • BIO 3210 Microbiology (4)
  • BIO 4410 / 4420 Clinical Training (32)
  • CHM 1010/1011 College Chemistry I and Lab (4)
  • CHM 1020/1021 College Chemistry II and Lab (4)
  • CHM 3010/3011 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (5)
  • CHM 3020/3021 Organic Chemistry II and Lab (5)
  • MTH 1110/1210 Pre-Calculus I/II (6)
  • MTH 1180 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
  • PHY 1010/1011 Introduction to Physics I and Lab (5)


Courses listed above may also be counted toward a baccalaureate degree with a major in biology. Students who have taken two semesters of foreign language as electives should be able to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology during a fourth year at UVa-Wise if they do not enter clinical training at a medical technology/clinical laboratory science school. (Note: BCH 3010/3020: Biochemistry I/II are strongly recommended.)

* See Dr. Robin Woodard for additional requirements for the Medical Technology degree