Allied Health Degrees
Medical technologists are clinical laboratory scientists, who perform and use sophisticated laboratory techniques to aid the physician in uncovering diseases and monitoring medical conditions. A medical technologist is often on the leading edge of scientific research and plays an increasingly valuable role in the field of science and health care.
The pre-medical technology degree at Keystone College prepares students for articulation into baccalaureate programs:
Pre-Nursing / Cytotechnology
Nursing is one of the most rewarding and challenging fields in today’s health care industry and you can make a real difference in people’s lives by caring for them. This program will help prepare you to enter into a nursing or baccalaureate program. We’ve developed articulation agreements with:
Cytotechnology is the study of cells for evidence of disease, such as cancer. Cytotechnologists are often employed in hospitals, laboratories and university research centers. Cytotechnology continues to be a rewarding profession in the health care field for those with the necessary academic and professional skills. To help prepare our students to enter into a baccalaureate cytotechnology program, Keystone has articulation agreements with:
Pre-Occupational Therapy / Respiratory Care
Occupational therapists use goal-directed activities to promote functional performance in individuals affected by physical injury, birth defects, aging, or emotional or developmental problems. The Pre-Occupational Therapy prepares students for entry into a 2+2 BS program with an articulating school:
Respiratory therapists perform studies of pulmonary function in patients, aid in pulmonary treatment and exercise, and assist the physician in treating patients with pulmonary disease. The Pre-Respiratory Therapy prepares students for entry into a 2+2 BS programs with the following articulating schools:
Pre-Radiotherapy/Medical Imaging/Cardiac Perfusion
Radiotherapists assist physicians in treating patients with malignancies. Radiotherapists use targeted radiation to shrink or destroy malignancies. Medical imaging technologists assist in diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions using x-ray imaging, CT scanning, medical ultrasound, MRI and nuclear medicine. Cardiac perfusion technologists are operating room specialists who conduct cardiopulmonary bypass during open heart surgery.
Students interested in these disciplines often pursue multi-competency degrees in four-year (2+2) baccalaureate degree programs. Because of this, Keystone College has secured transfer agreements with such schools as
Our Successful Graduates
Graduates of Allied Health programs at Keystone College have been accepted into bachelor degree programs at Florida Gulf Coast University, Keiser University, Marywood University, Milikan University, Misericordia University, Penn State University, Robert Marris University, SUNY Upstate Medical, Thomas Jefferson University, the University of Scranton, and William Patterson.
Real World Experience
From internships and research projects to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct lab experiences, work with your peers and mentors in the healthcare field, and learn first-hand the breaking science research that’s happening in the real world.