• Medical Laboratory Technology

    Associate in Applied Science Degree

    Available at: West Campus
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    Program Overview

    Students considering a career in Clinical Laboratory Science Should understand the challenges of Medicine and science.  The Medical Laboratory Technologist has the best of both worlds.  The practice of modern medicine would be impossible without the tests performed in the clinical laboratory.  A medical team of pathologists, technologists, and technicians work together to determine the presence, extent, or absence of disease and provide data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.

    The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum leads to the Associate in Applied Science degree. Program objectives are: 

    •  to educate medical laboratory technicians to perform routine clinical laboratory tests as the primary analyst making specimen oriented decisions and predetermined criteria, including a working knowledge of critical  values, and 
    • to educate medical laboratory technicians in accordance with the standards of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Road Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880.

    The Medical Laboratory Technology program is offered in cooperation with local pathologists, hospitals, the Community Blood Bank, and other health service agencies. A committee made up of members representing the above agencies and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi functions as advisors for the program.