Medical laboratory tests play an important part in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of illness and disease. Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) students learn the methods and procedures used to perform tests analyzing human blood, body fluid, and urine samples. One of the fastest growing sectors of the health care field, this program offers trained technicians excellent employment opportunities. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to take the examination to become certified Medical Laboratory Technicians.
Tri-County Technical College students who graduate in the Medical Laboratory program and are academically qualified may transfer into the Bachelor of Science program in Microbiology and Biomedicine at Clemson University.
Scheduling and Entry Options
The Medical Laboratory Technology program is a full-time day program with courses in the major starting in the Fall Semester. Full-time students can complete the program in five semesters, including one Summer Term. General Education courses are offered both day and evening and can be completed at any time before or during the program. In the second year, MLT students will spend up to 30 hours per week in the laboratory setting of a clinical affiliate to gain clinical experience in the following departments: Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Hematology, and Immunohematology.
This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, Telephone: 773-714-8880, Fax: 773-714-8886, Website: www.naacls.org.
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