Medical Laboratory Technology
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.
What You Will Learn
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.
Students in this program may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and infectious diseases through the provision of clinical services. It is for this reason that students are provided instruction on infectious diseases, mechanisms of disease transmission, and infection control procedures to reduce the risk of disease transmission, including those published by national public health agencies, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information, please refer to our student OSHA hazardous communication standard (PDF) and student exposure classification bloodborne pathogens (PDF) forms.
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.