Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

Now is the time to pursue a career in healthcare. To get started, enroll at the college, then complete a program application using the instructions on this page. Program applications are currently being accepted by email only. Admissions Specialists are available to help you by phone or by email. Call 704.330.6284 or 704.330.6958 to schedule your personal phone appointment.

What You Will Learn

The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum prepares you to perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and transfusion medicine that may be used in the maintenance of health and diagnosis/treatment of disease.

Coursework emphasizes mathematical and scientific concepts related to specimen collection, laboratory testing and procedures, quality assurance, and reporting/recording and interpreting findings involving tissues, blood, and body fluids. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • perform entry-level pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical laboratory procedures as outlined in the student handbook and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) guidelines
  • demonstrate critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities in the performance of entry-level laboratory procedures as outlined in the student handbook and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) guidelines
  • demonstrate professionalism in you interaction with faculty, other students, and clinical faculty through such techniques as accepting constructive criticism, maintaining professional composure, demonstrating teamwork, attendance, punctuality, and performing tasks as assigned

Graduates are eligible to take examinations given by the Board of Certification of the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Employment opportunities include laboratories in hospitals, medical offices, industry, and research facilities.

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

Our program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Our past graduates have a 100 % pass rate on Board of Certification of the American Society of Clinical Pathology exams.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

Medical Laboratory Technology at Central Piedmont

The Details

Apply to the Program

The medical laboratory technology program is a competitive enrollment program. Each year a maximum of 24 students are selected. Students are ranked according to the score on their program application. If you are not accepted and you wish to reapply in the future, you must complete a new program application.

Meet with a program admissions specialist if you have any questions.