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Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology

Bachelor of Science (BS)

The Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology program is closing in May 2014. The University is no longer accepting freshmen into the program but will accept transfer or post-baccalaureate certificate students who will be able to complete the program by May 2014.

Questions regarding the program should be addressed to:

Peg Ciarcia, M.A., MT(ASCP)BB
Program Director
Clinical Laboratory Science Program
Department of Health Sciences
tel: 860.768.4753

Do you want to combine your interest in biology and chemistry with the ever-growing field of technology? Medical Technologists use sophisticated equipment to solve real-life health problems. They analyze information and use it to help diagnose, treat, and prevent illness. Personal interaction with patients is limited, but the impact these services have on a patient's well being is abundant.

The University of Hartford offers two programs in this field: a Bachelor of Science degree and a Certificate in Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology for students who already have a bachelor's degree.

Degree candidates must complete a minimum of 90 credits and all required courses in science, math, social science, and humanities followed by a 12 month clinical or professional year. The clinical year is autonomous and may also be completed by students who currently hold a bachelors degree (that reflects completion of prerequisite course work) and wish to receive a certificate in medical technology. Certificates for categorical concentrations in immunohematology, hematology, chemistry, and microbiology are also available for post-baccalaureate students. The 12-month clinical year includes intensive experience in the field, in our own laboratory and at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford or St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury. Didactic courses in clinical chemistry, body fluids and urinalysis, clinical immunology, hematology, clinical microbiology, and immunohematology are taken on campus. Successful completion of the program qualifies the student to take the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) certification examination given by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification BOC).

The University's Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, tel: (773)714-8880.