Degrees and Requirements

Medical Technology

The Medical Technology Minor is meant to be paired with the B.A. in Biology major.
Required coursework is offered during the day only; three academic years are needed to complete the minor coursework, followed by a senior year, 30 credit hour, externship at a hospital-based school of medical technology (accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences-NAACLS). Students apply for acceptance at accredited medical technology programs-La Roche College does not place students into specific medical technology schools. Information on accredited programs can be obtained from the Coordinator of Health Science Programs.

To successfully complete the Medical Technology Minor, the following coursework is required:

  • 38 credits of Medical Technology Requirements
  • 22 credits of Biology Electives as preparation for the Medical Technology externship

Summary of Requirements

Biology Electives: 22 credits

  • BIOL2021
    COMPARATIVE VERTEBRATE A&P I |

    BIOL2021
    COMPARATIVE VERTEBRATE A&P I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    A comparative study of the structural and functional characteristics of vertebrates tracing the evolution of animals from primitive chordates to mammals. Emphasis is placed on the physical and chemical operations of vertebrates and how these operations contribute to homeostasis. Structural/functional relationships are discussed. Lecture and laboratory courses.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1004 & BIOL1006 & Concurrent: BIOL2021L

  • BIOL2022
    COMPARATIVE VERTEBRATE A&P II |

    BIOL2022
    COMPARATIVE VERTEBRATE A&P II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    A comparative study of the structural and functional characteristics of vertebrates tracing the evolution of animals from primitive chordates to mammals. Emphasis is placed on the physical and chemical operations of vertebrates and how these operations contribute to homeostasis. Structural/functional relationships are discussed.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL2021& Concurrent: BIOL2022L

  • BIOL2025
    MICROBIOLOGY |

    BIOL2025
    MICROBIOLOGY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    An examination of the morphology and physiology of microorganisms with emphasis on their relationship to their environment. Topics include food, water, soil, industrial, and medical microbiology, microbial genetics, and microbial diversity. The laboratory work introduces the student to both the organisms and the techniques necessary to study them. Lecture and laboratory course.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1004 & BIOL1006

  • BIOL3013
    GENETICS |

    BIOL3013
    GENETICS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the basic principles of heredity including Mendelian, molecular and population genetics. Topics will include the cellular functions that give rise to inherited traits, the genetic basis for evolution, the role of genetics in biotechnology, and the statistical basis for predicting the probability of inheriting certain traits.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1004 & BIOL1006

  • BIOL4019
    IMMUNOLOGY |

    BIOL4019
    IMMUNOLOGY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course involves the description and development of the immune system, which includes the chemical, molecular, and cellular basis of immune reactions. The genetic and chemical control of the immune response is a recurrent theme of the course. Major topics covered in the course include specific immunities, types of hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, transplantation and rejection and immune disorders and deficiencies.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1004 & BIOL1006 & CHEM1002

  • BIOL4020
    IMMUNOLOGY-LAB |

    BIOL4020
    IMMUNOLOGY-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    This course introduces laboratory techniques in immunology. |

    PREREQUISITES:

  • BIOL4030
    MOLECULAR BIOLOGY |

    BIOL4030
    MOLECULAR BIOLOGY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Molecular Biology is an introduction to the study of selected biological processes from a molecular perspective. Both eukaryotes and prokaryotes will be included. The molecular basis of the biosynthesis of macromolecules, intercellular and intracellular communication, genetics, immunology, infectious diseases and cancer will be discussed.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1004 & BIOL1006 & CHEM2016 & CHEM2016L

Medical Technology Minor Requirements: 38 credits

  • CHEM3011
    ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I |

    CHEM3011
    ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the application of theoretical principles to quantitative analysis. The concept of chemical equilibrium is thoroughly discussed. Current analytical techniques are presented both in lecture and laboratory. Topics include the theory and practice of gravimetric analysis, volumetric analysis, spectrophotometric analysis and gas chromatography. Lecture and laboratory course.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM1002 concurrent: CHEM3011L

  • CHEM3011L
    ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I-LAB |

    CHEM3011L
    ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Laboratory for CHEM3011 Analytical Chemistry I|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM3036
    BIOCHEMISTRY I(BIOL3036) |

    CHEM3036
    BIOCHEMISTRY I(BIOL3036) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introduction to the biochemical metabolism of the living cell. Cellular structure, macromolecules, metabolic pathways, energy transformations, regulatory mechanisms and molecular genetics are discussed. Cross-listed with BIOL3036 |

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM2015

  • CHEM3037
    BIOCHEMISTRY I-LAB(BIOL3037) |

    CHEM3037
    BIOCHEMISTRY I-LAB(BIOL3037) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    An introduction to current biochemical techniques including thin layer and column and gas chromatography, electrophoresis, spectrophotometry, and DNA technology.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM3036 concurrent: CHEM2015L