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CNM Changes Prerequisites for Phlebotomy and Medical Laboratory Technician Programs

March 11, 2014 -- Starting in fall 2014, Central New Mexico Community College is changing requirements to enter both the Phlebotomy (PHLB) Certificate and the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Associate of Applied Science degree programs. These changes might affect how students plan their summer 2014 schedules.

The CNM School of Health Wellness & Public Safety will conduct two information sessions to explain the changes. It is highly recommended that students planning on going into either program attend a session. They include:

  • MLT Information Session – Friday, March 28, 2-3 p.m., Main Campus, Jeanette Stromberg Hall, JS303
  • PHLB Information Session – Friday, March 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Main Campus, Jeanette Stromberg Hall. JS303

 Contact Paul Fornell at 224-4128 or pfornell@cnm.edu with questions about the PHLB program and Nora Mendoza at 224-4000 Ext. 52158 or nmendoza7@cnm.edu with questions about the MLT program.

 Students in the PHLB program learn how to collect and process blood specimens using approved venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques. It is taught in one-term and two-term sessions. The one-term option is a 12-week program taught at the South Valley campus. The two-term option is a 16-week program taught at the Westside campus.

 The MLT AAS degree program prepares students to perform clinical laboratory testing which aids the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.