Placement Testing

Applicants are required to take the reading placement test. A counselor can help you accomplish this. You will find more information and tips to improve your score at this site:



Student Medical Insurance


Bureau of Labor Statistics

Go to this site to see employment prospects and average income for the Certified Medical Laboratory Technician:  http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Medical-and-clinical-laboratory-technologists-and-technicians.htm


Support Systems and Community Resources:

Single Stop

Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening requirements

  • Criminal Background Check and Drug screen: All accepted students are required to undergo a criminal background check and drug screen. Procedural information concerning these requirements will be provided upon acceptance.

Note: Criminal background checks (CBCs) and drug screens are required by clinical agencies/healthcare systems. If a student is refused access to clinical experiences because of a positive CBC or drug screen, the student will be unable to complete the clinical component of the course. Inability to complete the clinical requirements will result in a failure to progress in the program.

  • Under North Carolina law some people with criminal backgrounds may be eligible for an expunction to remove charges or convictions from their record. If you would like to know whether or not you are eligible, contact Single Stop at 704.330.2722 ext.: 6435 or email singlestop@cpcc.edu to schedule a legal consultation. To learn more about expunctions, explore the NC Justice Center’s guide.