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Medical Laboratory Sciences

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Due to limited seating, Medical Laboratory Technician requires you to complete a screening process before registering for classes in the program. Learn more about the screening criteria and deadlines from Coordinated Program Entry.

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.

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 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 with questions about the PHLB program.

Medical Laboratory Sciences Informational Video