Medical Technology

About the Program

Kentucky Wesleyan College offers pre-professional preparation for students seeking admission to a medical technology program. Upon completion of a specified curriculum, you will be prepared to apply to a certified School of Medical Technology.

KWC’s medical technology curriculum includes a minimum of five semesters of both biology and chemistry and two semesters of physics.

Students in this professional program are required to complete three years at Kentucky Wesleyan College and the fourth year at a certified School of Medical Technology. Since requirements may vary slightly in various schools of medical technology, a student should consult the requirements for the school in which attendance for the fourth year is contemplated.

Kentucky Wesleyan College has direct affiliation with the schools of medical technology at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Students also may transfer to any school of medical technology that is accredited by the American Association of Clinical Pathology. Upon completion of all phases of the program, a student will receive the B.S. in medical technology from Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Medical Technology School Preparation

Kentucky Wesleyan College’s faculty assists you by providing guidance in determining appropriate curriculum and applying to a clinical program, and by furnishing letters of recommendation.

KWC medical technology alumni are currently employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices and regional blood banks. Several are directors of their respective laboratories.


Most chemistry and biology majors at Kentucky Wesleyan receive academic scholarships. Many also serve as assistants in science laboratories, classrooms and offices.

Assistantships provide valuable learning experiences for students. We encourage all pre-medical technology students to participate in this program.

Summer Research

The faculty encourages students to take part in health science summer research programs in university and governmental laboratories.

Kentucky Wesleyan College students have recently participated in programs at the Universities of Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee and New Mexico, as well as Vanderbilt University, Oak Ridge National Laboratories and the OMHS Cancer Research Center.