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OJC Press Release ID: 2736

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

OJC’s Third Medical Laboratory Technicians Class Graduates


Otero Junior College recently graduated its third class of Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT). The class celebrated with a pinning ceremony hosted by Angela Tarrant, director of the MLT program. MLT graduates include: Kim Gonzales, La Junta; Kari Lopez, La Junta, and Angela Wilson, Lamar.

“These graduates will enter a high demand field serving a vital function in patient care,” said Tarrant. “The pinning ceremony is our way of acknowledging the hard work they have done and thanking friends and family members who have helped them succeed in a very demanding program of study. We appreciated the students’ families and friends who attended the pinning ceremony as we honored the students.”

The MLT program is designed for students 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. Medical Laboratory Technicians perform routine medical laboratory procedures and tests. The MLT program is accredited with the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratories. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board Exams.

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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Otero Junior College recently graduated it’s third class of Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT). Pictured are the graduates with their instructors (l-r) Catherine Bollacker, phlebotomy faculty; Angela Tarrant, medical laboratory technicians director; and graduates Angela Wilson, Kari Lopez, and Kim Gonzales.