The Medical 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:
Graduates of the Medical 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
Biomedical research laboratories
Health occupations instructors
Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):
|ASCP Certification Pass Rate||93%||90%||75%|
|AMT Certification Pass Rate||100%||100%||N/A*|
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