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OJC Press Release ID: 2875

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Medical Laboratory Technicians Pinning to be Held on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.


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. Students 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 2019 semester. For questions regarding the MLT program, contact Angela Tarrant at (719) 384-6813.


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Otero Junior College is set to graduate its fourth class of Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) on Dec. 10. The class will be celebrating with a pinning ceremony on Dec. 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Life Science Building, room 107 on the OJC campus. Front Row: (l-r) Angela Tarrant, instructor and Destiny Yates, Sugar City. Back Row: Katie Soto, Pueblo; Leticia Acosta, Monte Vista; Kyla Nesmith, Pueblo; Hannah Price, La Junta and Cathy Bollacker, instructor.