SJC Introduces New Major in Medical Technology

PATCHOGUE, NY – May 25, 2011 – St. Joseph’s College is pleased to introduce a new Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology for students on both its Long Island and Brooklyn campuses.

Available this fall, the medical technology program, also known as clinical laboratory science, will consist of three years of course work and one year of clinical training at New York Methodist Hospital’s School of Medical Technology, a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College. This program, accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), will prepare students for careers as medical technologists in clinical laboratory settings. Students will become eligible to work in five major areas: blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology.

“This new program is a wonderful addition to the St. Joseph’s College curriculum,” said Dr. Frank Antonawich, professor and chair of SJC’s Department of Biology. “It will allow students who are interested in a career in health care another avenue in which to achieve their goal.”

Upon completion of the program, students will receive a B.S. from St. Joseph’s College, as well as a certificate from the School of Medical Technology. Students will also become eligible for licensure in New York State, and may sit for the examination administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

For more information about the new medical technology program at St. Joseph’s College, contact the Office of Admissions at 718.940.5800 on the Brooklyn Campus or 631.687.4500 on the Long Island Campus, or visit www.sjcny.edu.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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