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Clinical Laboratory Technology

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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. This is accomplished through occupational and academic courses providing 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 to 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.

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Clinical Laboratory Technology Program Outcomes

 

Program Outcomes 2017-2018      2018-2019       2019-2020 
Graduation Rate 33% 100% 100%
  2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
ASCP Certification Pass Rate 94% 100% 86%
AMT Certification Pass Rate N/A N/A 100%
Placement Rates 100% 100% *

*Data unavailable at time of reporting

Clinical Laboratory Technology FAQs and Intent Forms

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Credentials You Can Earn

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Clinical Laboratory Technology

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.

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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

Recent graduates of the Clinical Laboratory Technology program have found positions at places such as:

  • Toccoa Clinic
  • Longstreet Clinic
  • NEG Diagnostic Clinic

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Meet the Faculty


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Haley Adams

M.Ed., MLS (ASCP)CM

Program Director & Instructor

Mrs. Adams received her Medical Laboratory Technology degree from North Georgia Technical College in 2001, she finished her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University in 2016 and her Master of Science in Higher Education in 2018. Mrs. Adams is currently working on her Doctor of Education in Higher Education from Capella University. Mrs. Adams was certified as a Medical Laboratory Technician from 2001-2004. She later became certified as a Medical Technologist from 2005-2020. Most recently, she became certified as an MLS in August of 2020. Overall, she has 19 years experience in the lab field, has worked in several local hospitals, and in 2016 became an adjunct instructor for North Georgia Technical College’s Phlebotomy Technician program. She was hired as a full-time instructor for the Clinical Laboratory Technology program in September 2019 and became Program Director in September 2020. Mrs. Adams brings a broad range of experience in Oncology Hematology, Microbiology, and other laboratory departments.  

Contact information: haley.adams@northgatech.edu 

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Tiffany Scroggs

Health Care Science Specialist

Tiffany Scroggs is the front-line contact for information regarding the medical programs as well as the tutoring program at North Georgia Technical College. She has been with NGTC since 2001 and has served in several capacities at the college during her tenure, including the areas of adult literacy, human resources, and economic development. She earned a diploma in Business Office Technology at Lanier Technical College, an associate degree in Administrative Office Technology at North Georgia Technical College, and a bachelor’s degree in Technical Management from DeVry University.