Clinical Laboratory

Campuses

Clarkesville
Blairsville

Credentials Offered

Associate Degree
Certificate

Program Length

3-5 Semesters

TUITION-FREE ELIGIBLE

This department has programs that are eligible for 100% tuition coverage. 

Academic Programs > Health Sciences > Clinical Laboratory

Clinical Laboratory Technology

The Clinical Laboratory Technology program prepares graduates to be competent entry-level practitioners of laboratory technology including basic laboratory skills, math, computer skills, phlebotomy, urinalysis and body fluids, clinical chemistry, serology/immunology, hematology and coagulation, microbiology and immunohematology. 

Occupational and academic courses provide a variety of techniques and materials necessary to assist the student in acquiring the needed knowledge and skills to become a competent CLT. A variety of clinical experiences are planned so that theory and practice are integrated under the guidance of the clinical preceptor.

The program is designed to prepare students to sit for a national certification examination recognized by the Georgia Department of Human Services and work as a CLT in a high complexity clinical laboratory. Graduates who pass a national certification examination recognized by GDHS within 18 months of employment in-field may continue to work as a CLT in Georgia.

The CLT program at NGTC was one of the first ten Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Medical Laboratory Technology programs in the United States to be accredited in 1963 and has been continuously accredited ever since by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018; 773-714-8880.

Courses in the program include: 

  • Hematology/Coagulation
  • Serology/Immunology
  • Immunohematology
  • Urinalysis/Body Fluids

Credentials You Can Earn

Associates Degree

The Clinical Laboratory Technology degree program prepares students to perform clinical laboratory procedures under the supervision of a qualified clinical laboratory scientist. Classroom training is integrated with clinical experiences under the medical direction of cooperating hospitals. Graduation from this program allows students to take a national certification examination which is necessary for clinical employment.

Clinical Laboratory Technology FAQs and Intent Forms

Please take a moment to view the Frequently Asked Questions about the Clinical Laboratory Technology program of study.

Intent Form for Clinical Laboratory Technology  – CLARKESVILLE  

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the clinical Laboratory Technology program receive an associate degree and may find job opportunities in a variety of business and industries including:

Hospital or clinical laboratories

Physician’s office laboratories

Reference laboratories

Biomedical research laboratories

Industrial laboratories

Pharmaceutical laboratories

Health occupations instructors

Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):

Clinical Laboratory Technology Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Graduation Rate 100% 100% 100%
  2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
ASCP Certification Pass Rate 100% 86% 71.4%
AMT Certification Pass Rate N/A 100% 100%
Placement Rates 100% 100% 100%

*Data unavailable at time of reporting

Meet the Faculty

Photo of Haley Adams Haley Adams Clinical Laboratory Instructor 706-754-7792

Get started with your career in laboratory technology today.

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