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Medical Laboratory Technology

Become an integral part of the health care team

Working behind the scenes, you will provide valuable information to physicians as they diagnose, treat and prevent illness. Course work includes: clinical hematology, immunology, clinical chemistry and serology, microbiology, blood banking, and advanced clinical techniques. An internship in a clinical setting rounds out this comprehensive program. Medical lab technicians typically work in hospitals, reference labs and doctors’ offices—under the supervision of a medical technologist or physician.

Semesters:
6
Credits:
67
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Locations:
Virginia Beach Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Medical Laboratory Technology

TCC’s curriculum provides extensive hands-on training, including a clinical internship with supervised work experience, that qualifies graduates to run clinical tests required by physicians to make life-affecting decisions in patient care. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be eligible to complete a national certification exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) to become certified as a medical laboratory technician.

Additional Program Information:

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

NAACLS

Upon completion of an accredited program, Medical Laboratory Technicians are eligible to complete a national certification exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) to become certified as a medical laboratory technician.

Admission to the medical laboratory technology program is very selective and requires a separate application in addition to general admission to the college.

To qualify for this competitive program, you will need to complete and submit your application by May 15 for fall admission.

Applicants are required to attend an information session, held the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. (except December) on the Virginia Beach Campus.

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Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • are strong in science and math
  • can complete the prerequisites with grades of C or better
  • have attention to detail and can work under stress

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