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Pre-Medical Technology

Curriculum pathway leading to an Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences for students seeking a transfer degree to a 4-year institution:

Dean: Dr. Edward Kremer

Academic Advisor: Dr. Mike Ballentine

Mission

The mission of the Pre-Medical Technology program is to graduate competent and ethical clinical laboratory professionals with the knowledge and the skills for career entry. It is also the program mission to prepare graduates for leadership roles in the clinical laboratory and professional organizations and to instill an understanding of the need for maintaining continuing competency in a rapidly changing and dynamic profession. The Medical Technology program has a strong commitment to the career ladder approach to higher education. With Career Ladder programs, the students can transfer to universities to enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. The AAS graduates who wish to obtain a bachelor's degree in Medical Technology may "career ladder" without loss of credit.

Note: To be considered for admissions to the medical technology program at the University of Kansas Medical Center, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.00 and a grade-point average of 2.30 in chemistry, biology, and microbiology.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements
ENGL0101 Composition I 3
ENGL0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or  
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication 3
Total 9
 

Humanities Requirements: 6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines including: Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)

Humanities Core Elective 3
Humanities Core Elective 3
Total 6
   
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines)
Social Science Core Elective 3
Social Science Core Elective 3
Total 6
 
Mathematics & Natural and Physical Science Requirements
BIOL0121 General Biology 5
CHEM0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* and/or*** 5
MATH0105 College Algebra or  
MATH0108 Pre-Calculus 3-5
Total 13-15
 
Total General Education Requirements 35-38
 
Pre-Medical Requirements
BIOL0261 Microbiology* 3
BIOL0262 Microbiology Laboratory* 2
BIOL0271 Physiology* 3
BIOL0272 Physiology Laboratory* 1
CHEM0112 College Chemistry II and Lab* 5
CHEM0211 Organic Chemistry I* and 3
CHEM0213 Organic Chemistry I Lab* 2
CHEM0212 Organic Chemistry II* and 3
CHEM0214 Organic Chemistry II Lab* 2
MATH0115 Statistics* 3
Computer Elective 3-5
Total 30-32
Total for an Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences in Pre-Medical Technology Degree 65-70

*See course description for prerequisite.
**Mathematics sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an adviser to determine correct placement.