Department of Biology - Medical Technology - Advice
PATH 1 - Courses to take for the "3 plus 1" program.
You take med-tech preparatory courses here at
“You need Basic and Advanced Microbiology (has Immunology), General and Organic Chemistry (check with the program to see if 1 or 2 semesters) and Biochemistry. I highly recommend also taking Genetics, Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical terminology. To apply you need an overall GPA of at least 2.50 and a science GPA of at least 2.50. We begin taking applications in September for the following year’s class (class starts in August).”
Here is the schedule we recommend that allows completion of the SJC portion of the degree in three years. Keep in mind that Advanced Microbiology is only offered every other year (Fall 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
General Biology I & II
General Chemistry I & II
Core 1 & 2
The following courses can be taken in freshman year
- Introductory Microbiology - Winter Semester
ELECTIVES - start talking to the two programs we are affiliated with to see what courses you will take there and which courses they want you to take here at SJC.
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II or Biochemical Physiology:
Advanced Microbiology (take as a sophomore ONLY if it will not be offered next year).
Microbiology if not already taken - Winter Semester
Core 3 & 4
Statistics if not taken first year
You may wish to get Cores 7 & 8 this year because you will need to have Cores 7-10 finished by the end of your junior year. You will NOT take Cores 5,6.
Finish Cores 7-10
Work on getting your required courses - don't forget Statistics is required.
Apply to one of the two programs affiliated with SJC (on previous Med-Tech page). Check to see how many Biology, Chemistry and other credits you get from them. To graduate with a BS in Medical technology from SJC you need at least 56 credits in Biology & Chemistry (the 56 hours includes both courses taken at SJC and at the Med Tech program in your 4th year). You must have the required courses listed in the college catalogue, 124 credits overall, statistics and all Cores except 5&6. Click here for a Checklist for credits toward the 3 and 1 Med Tech Major
2 - In this path you would take four
the beginning of your Senior year, you apply to ANY accredited Medical
Technology program. In