If you are someone who likes to solve puzzles, has an aptitude for science and is fascinated by how the human body works, then the role of medical laboratory technician could be for you. A medical laboratory tech works behind the scenes, testing blood or other specimens to help doctors detect illnesses and diseases in order to determine the best course of treatment. It’s where science meets medicine and it’s a fascinating career for someone who is curious, analytical and interested in playing a key role in saving lives through the diagnosis and prevention of disease. It’s a growing field too, as the demand for medical laboratory technicians is high and continues to increase.
BTC’s Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares you for an entry-level position in a clinic, hospital or doctor’s office working in various areas of the lab such as microbiology or chemistry. There is always the opportunity for career growth, such as epidemiology, forensic medicine and biomedical manufacturing. Many hospitals and clinics offer tuition reimbursement if you decide to pursue additional degrees. The program is full or part-time with some classes offered online, face-to-face and within our FlexLab option. The final semester is your clinical experience where you will spend 32 hours a week in laboratories in community healthcare facilities. We offer the program at our Monroe campus in a tight-knit structure giving you the attention you need to succeed.
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Medical Laboratory Technician
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The Blackhawk Technical College Medical Laboratory Technician Associate Degree Program is accredited through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; (773) 714-8880; email@example.com
A combination of fundamental laboratory techniques and clinical experience prepares graduates for work in laboratories serving the health care sector. The final semester of the program is a clinical experience in laboratories in community healthcare facilities. Students must petition to enter the clinical MLT classes, and should anticipate the possibility of traveling to complete the clinical experience. Graduates of the program qualify for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry certification exam for medical laboratory technicians under the direction of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
The next petitioning period is October 28, 2019 — November 1, 2019 (Fall 2019) for clinical experience courses beginning Spring 2020. The Petition Letter and Interview must be completed by March 8, 2019. To get started, view the Student Petition Scorecard.
For more information on program information meetings, contact (608) 329-8206.
View the Program Outcomes for Medical Laboratory Technician in our catalog.
Medical Laboratory Technician is a non-traditional occupation for males. Visit the Non-Traditional Occupations page to learn more.
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