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OJC Press Release ID: 2727

Monday, December 4, 2017

Medical Laboratory Technicians Pinning to be Held on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.


Otero Junior College graduates its third class of Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) this semester. The class will be celebrating with a pinning ceremony on Dec. 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Life Science Building, room 135 on the OJC campus.

MLT graduates include:
Kim Gonzales;
Kari Lopez;
Angela Wilson;

The MLT program is accredited with the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratories and these students will be eligible to take their American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board Exams upon graduation.

Medical Laboratory Technicians perform routine medical laboratory procedures and tests. They apply preset strategies to record and analyze data which provide physicians with valuable information for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Students prepare for a career in Medical Laboratory Technology through online/hybrid formats, classroom laboratory practice, and supervised clinical experience. They complete classes in general education along with Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Immunology /Immunohematology, Urinalysis, and Parasitology/Mycology.

The MLT program is designed for the student to graduate with an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in two years. Three semesters are spent at the OJC campus and two semesters are partially spent in clinical rotations at an affiliated clinical facility.
“These graduates will enter a high demand field serving a vital function in patient care.” Angela Tarrant, Director of Medical Lab Technician Program, said.
Students are currently able to enroll in the MLT program for the spring 2018 semester. For questions regarding the MLT program, contact Angela Tarrant at (719) 384-6813.


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Medical Laboratory Technician class at OJC. The pinning ceremony will be held on Dec. 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Life Science Building, room 135.