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Health Professions Technology (BAT-HPT)

About the Program

Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, offers the professional degree Bachelor of Applied Technology in Health Professions Technology through its Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Bachelor's of Applied Technology in Health Professions Technology is designed for the certified/licensed allied health practitioner who has earned an Associate's Degree and who desires or requires further education for professional development or personal satisfaction. This degree will give students who graduated from our Histotechnology and Medical Laboratory Technology programs and graduates of other allied health associate degree program an opportunity to continue their education at Tarleton to earn a four year degree, while applying credit from their Workforce Education (WECM) courses.

Read more about the B.A.T. in Health Professions Technology

Admission Requirements

Students seeking the Bachelor of Applied Technology in Health Professions Technology degree must hold one of the following Degrees and Certification or License:

  • AAS Medical Laboratory Technology, MLT (ASCP)
  • AAS Histotechnology, HT (ASCP)
  • AAS Dental Hygiene, Registered Dental Hygienist
  • AAS Emergency Medical Services, EMT Paramedic or equivalent
  • AAS Health Information Technology, Appropriate Certification
  • AAS Physical Therapy Assistant, Licensed PTA
  • AAS Radiologic Technology, Registered Radiology Technologist by American Registry of Radiology Technologists
  • AAS Respiratory Care, Registered Respiratory Therapist by National Board for Respiratory Therapy and Texas Department of Health
  • AAS Surgical Technology, Certified Surgical Technologist by Association of Surgical Technologists
  • AAS Biotechnology (Eligible students may articulate from Temple College, Collin County College or by permission of Department Head

Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition and fees are charged in accordance with the fee structure for the University. Tuition and fees may be calculated using the Tuition & Fee Calculator. As an enrolled student of the University, students are eligible for scholarships and loans through the Financial Aid office of the University. Additionally, some local scholarships are available for students within the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences.

Degree Requirements

Requirements for receiving the Bachelor of Applied Technology in Health Professions Technology degree from Tarleton are listed in the most current catalog and are summarized below. The degree is a total of 120 hours (33 hours from AAS program, 42 hours general education, 24 hours major courses, and 21 hours of electives)

General Education Requirements (For all students)
Course Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 3
ENGL 1302 3
ENGL 2320 3
COMM 1311, 1315 or 2305 3
Freshman Seminar 1
HIST 1301 3
HIST 1302 3
GOVT 2305 3
GOVT 2306 3
Visual & Performing Arts 3
MATH 1314 3
Life & Physical 8
Social & Behavioral Sciences* 3

*3 additional hours from SOC 101, 201,303; PSY 101; PHIL 101,201, 301; ECO 101, 201; A EC 105; ARCH 201, ENGR 303; GEOG 110, 120, 201; HIST 101, 102

Required Major's Courses
Course Credit Hours
MDLS 4148 1
HPTC 4204 2
ENGL 3309 3
HPTC 3320 3
HPTC 3350 3
HPTC 4349 3
HPTC 4350 3
HPTC 4305 3
ENGT 3320 3
Total 24

View the Course Schedule for Required Major's Courses

Prescribed elective courses (21 credit hours)
Course Credit Hours
ADMS 3318 3
ADMS 4313 3
BCIS 3315 3
BCIS 4379 3
COMM 4303 3
ENGL 3312 3
ENGL 4312 3
BLAW 4334 3
MATH 3450 4
MGMT 3302 3
MGMT 3031 3
MGMT 3303 3
PSYC 3301 3
PSYC 3303 3
PSYC 3311 3
SOCL 3304 3


Brooke Hopkins Dubansky, Ph.D., HTL(ASCP)CM, HCM
Health Professions Technology Program Director

1501 Enderly Place
Fort Worth, TX 76104 
Phone: 817-926-1101 (option 4)
Fax: 817-922-8103