Medical Technology

Do you want a career that combines the challenges and rewards of medicine and science? The Medical Technology major at the University of Central Arkansas, in cooperation with the School of Nursing and the Health Education Division of Baptist Health, will provide you with the technical knowledge, administrative management skills, and clinical experience you need to become a vital member of health care teams throughout the Arkansas health care system and around the country. Our program offers a diverse curriculum, in which you will study the immune system and how it reacts to various organisms, such as bacteria, virus, and fungus; the chemistry and physiology of the human body; and the hematological system. You will also perform laboratory tests on blood, body fluids, and tissues to accurately and quickly detect the changes in biologic specimens that determine the absence, presence, extent, and causes of disease.

As a Medical Technology major at UCA, you’ll have access to all of the distinct advantages that make the UCA experience special. Just a few of the benefits our program offers include:

  • Expert Faculty with diverse professional and academic credentials, who are deeply committed to the success of their students, both in the classroom and in the future. They provide individual attention and mentoring, guidance, and unique opportunities for students to participate in service learning in the community, work with cutting-edge technology, and network with local health care professionals.
  • Employment Opportunities in hospital laboratories, diagnostic clinics, and other medical environments. You will work closely with physicians, as the results of the tests you perform are used in diagnosing and treating disease, maintaining health, drug monitoring, organ transplantation, forensic medicine and more. Currently, there is a national shortage of certified applicants in Medical Technology, which means that there are many opportunities for job placement in this field for qualified candidates. Upon completion of your degree, you will be eligible to apply for the professional program at the Baptist Health School of Nursing and Allied Health to undertake the training and certification required to become a licensed Medical Technician.

To learn more about the exciting opportunities for personal and professional development available to you through the Medical Technology major at the University of Central Arkansas, visit http://uca.edu/healthsci/undergraduate/rcbsmedtech/.