In conjunction with the Program in Medical Technology at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Catawba offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree and preparation for the profession of Medical Technology.
The interested student should contact the Medical Technology Advisor immediately in order to plan for this program. During the three years at Catawba, the student completes the general studies and orientation requirements as well as a minimum of 16 hours of Biology and 20 hours of Chemistry, plus courses in the following fields are strongly recommended: Physics, Genetics, Biochemistry, Management, Statistics and Cost Analysis, and Computer Programming. The student is then ready to apply for admission to the School of Medical Technology.
If admitted to the School of Medical Technology, the student transfers there and receives the technical courses and practical experience over a twelve-month period. Upon satisfactory completion of the sequence, in addition to receiving the B.S. degree from Catawba, the student is eligible to take the national examination for certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.