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Medical Laboratory Sciences

Educational Options

Coordinated Program Entry Office

This is a Coordinated Program Entry program (with limited seating). Students must complete a pre-registration screening process administered through the Coordinated Program Entry Office before being eligible to register for program courses.

Medical Laboratory Sciences Program

Medical Laboratory Science programs prepare students to play a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Medical laboratory personnel work in clinics, hospitals, reference laboratories, and physician office labs. They safely collect, process, and analyze blood and body fluid specimens. They use microscopes, centrifuges, computerized instruments, and other sophisticated laboratory equipment. The complexity of tests performed, the level of judgment needed, and the amount of responsibility workers assume depends largely on the amount of education they have. Students study theory in the classroom, learn skills in campus labs, and complete clinical experiences in area health care facilities and labs. Upon completion of the programs, students are eligible to take national certification exams.

Upcoming Program Changes

Medical Laboratory Technician & Phlebotomy Technician

Starting in fall 2014, CNM 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 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.

Medical Laboratory Technician

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

Contact Nora Mendoza at 224-4000 Ext. 52158 or nmendoza7@cnm.edu with questions about the MLT program.

Phlebotomy Technician

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.

Contact Paul Fornell at 224-4128 or pfornell@cnm.edu with questions about the PHLB program.

Medical Laboratory Sciences Informational Video