Medical Technology


Clinical laboratory testing plays a critical role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Medical technologists perform most of these tests. They examine and analyze body fluids, tissues, and cells. Then they analyze the results and relay them to physicians.


More than half worked in hospitals. Most of the others worked in medical laboratories and the offices and clinics of physicians. Other employment options are blood banks, research and testing laboratories, and the Federal Government.


Employment opportunities are expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations. Replacement needs will be the main source of job openings. With the rapid growth in the older population, demand will remain constant.


The program at Gogebic Community College is designed to provide the general education and science courses that are required to transfer to a school of medical technology. Three years of college is a prerequisite for training at an AMA-approved school of medical technology. Students may enroll at GCC for two years and complete the third year at the transfer institution. At least 12 consecutive months must be spent at an approved school of medical technology.


The following are the required courses necessary to receive an Associate Degree in Medical Technology - 2 years:

Prefix First Year Course Title Credits
COL 101 College & Transfer Readiness 1
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
BIO 101 Principles of Biology 4
BIO 102 Biological Diversity  4
CHM 151 Gen. & Inorganic Chemistry I 5
CHM 152 Gen. & Inorganic Chemistry II  5
Humanities Electives  3
MTH 110 College Algebra  4
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology  3
Total First Year Credits 35


Second Year Course Title

BIO 250 Human Anatomy 4
BIO 251 Human Physiology 4
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II 4

Elements of Physics I and II or


General Physics I and II

BIO 215 Introduction to Microbiology 4
Social Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Total Second Year Credits 34-36
Total Program Credits:  69-71

*Math requirements will vary with the four-year college/university. Some require trigonometry if not taken in high school.

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