Medical Technology Program Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following to be considered for the program:

Chemistry and Biology courses must be acceptable toward a major in these fields or a major in medical technology. Survey courses do not meet these requirements.

Recommended elective courses include Parasitology, Instrumentation, Quantitative Analysis, Physics, Management and/or Education, and Computer Science.

You must complete all required pre-professional university/college courses before beginning the program. These courses must also have been completed within the past 7 years.

No persons will be denied admittance to the program on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, or sex; nor will any otherwise qualified handicapped individual be denied admittance to the program solely by reason of the handicap.


Essential Functions for Admittance

The Cooperative Medical Technology Program of Akron established essential functions (non-academic) that students must be able to accomplish to engage in the educational and training activities that will allow progress in the curriculum and will not endanger other healthcare workers/trainees, patients and the public. Reasonable accommodations will be made, providing they will not endanger the health and safety of others.

Standard  Function
Vision The student must be able to read charts and graphs, read instrument scales, discriminate colors, view microscopic materials, and record results.
Speech and Hearing  The student must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively in order to elicit information, be able to assess non-verbal communication, and be able to adequately transmit information to all members of the healthcare team.
Motor Functions The student must possess the dexterity necessary to carry out clinical laboratory procedures and manipulate tools, instruments and equipment.
Psychological Stability  The student must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of the applicant’s intellectual abilities, be able to recognize emergency situations, and take appropriate action.

Foreign credentials must be evaluated by an acceptable agency before application to the program can be accepted.  The agency must generate a report that lists courses taken with their United States equivalent grade.  For a list of ASCP Board of Certification approved evaluation agencies, please visit: (US certification). An original or photocopy of this report must be submitted with the application documents.

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