Area of Concentration: This transfer track is designed to prepare
students for upper division studies in medical technology
programs. These upper division programs include a year of
clinical studies which may be completed within the two years
of upper division work (accelerated program) at selected
institutions or may be completed in a 2 + 1 program in which
clinical training is completed after receipt of the B.S. degree.
Admission to the clinical phase of the upper division program
is usually competitive and usually requires a minimum GPA
of 2.5 in all science or math/science courses attempted.
Graduates are eligible to take the Registry Examination of the
American Society of Clinical Pathologists or the NCA.
Passing these or similar tests is a general requirement for
employment in the profession. Medical technologists are
employed by medical facilities to manage, design, and
perform laboratory tests to aid in diagnosis and recovery of
patients. State universities having the upper division work
include UWF, FIU, FAU, USF, and UCF. The following
program was designed in conjunction with the University of
West Florida program. It is strongly recommended that
students carefully examine the catalog of the university to
which transfer is expected.