Do you have a passion for medical discovery? If so, San Jacinto College’s Medical Laboratory Technology degree is for you. Those who dedicate themselves to lab work play a vital role in the health of our society, providing doctors with the critical information needed to properly diagnose, monitor, and treat patients.
The San Jacinto College Medical Laboratory Technology program:
- Prepares students to work behind the scenes as a vital member of the health care team in four major areas of clinical lab work, including hematology, chemistry, blood bank and microbiology;
- Introduces students to laboratory safety, hygiene, personal protective equipment, and instrumentation;
- Teaches students that medical laboratory technicians differ from the other allied health professions because they have minimal contact with patients, yet provide the physician vital information needed to diagnose, assess, monitor, and treat patients;
- Offers a 23-month program with a curriculum focused on the four major clinical laboratory areas; and
- Is a combination of theory and student lab taught on campus and clinical education taught in area hospitals.
Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and are eligible to take the national certification exams and apply for the certification examination given by the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and/or the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel.
With employment of medical laboratory technicians expected to grow by 15 percent within the next eight years, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, graduates enjoy a multitude of career opportunities.
An associate degree in medical laboratory prepares students for careers in:
- Clinical laboratory science,
- Anatomic pathology,
- Medical office technician, and
- Research assistant roles.
In such environments as:
- Hospital laboratory,
- Doctors’ office labs,
- Private labs,
- Veterinary labs,
- Industrial labs,
- Centers for Disease Control,
- Departments of Health and Human Services,
- Biohazardous waste companies,
- Police departments, and
- Industrial labs.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician Median salary: $52,659 per year1
Source: texaswages.com, Houston region, 2017
The San Jacinto College Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119
For more information contact 281-478-3612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Application at https://www.sanjac.edu/career/medical-laboratory-technology
Application are accepted as follows:
Fall entrance: January 1 - June 1
Spring entrance: September 1 - November 30