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Changing lives in the lab

Be on the forefront of lab technology and processing. This program is perfect for students interested in lab work or healthcare but don't love direct patient work. 

What You'll Learn

Focus on the major principles of chemistry and biology and the scientific method.
You'll also learn lab safety while working with others plus how to collect, analyze, and interpret data and lab results.




Where You'll Go

Designed to transfer seamlessly with SUNY Upstate Medical University and other institutions, this degree works best as a building block for a 4-year degree. 

Use this degree to enter the medical technology or biotechnology fields as:
  • Lab technician or assistant
  • Medical technologist
  • Clinical lab scientist

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating


Popular careers, their growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist 20% Average

Real Data from Central New York

  • Positions included in this analysis do not all require a college certificate or degree.
  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary gathered from SUNY Graduate Wages (data source: NYS Unemployment Insurance) unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.   

Transfer Paths

4-year School Bachelor's Degree
SUNY Upstate Medical University Nursing, B.S.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute Nursing B.S.