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OJC Press Release ID: 2969

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Medical Laboratory Technician Pinning to be held on Dec. 2


Otero Junior College will graduate the fifth class of Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) on Monday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Life Sciences building, room 135 on the OJC campus. Students of the OJC MLT program are trained to perform medical laboratory procedures and tests, and apply strategies to analyze and record patient results through various methods. The data they provide gives physicians valuable diagnostic and treatment information.

Students are prepared for a career as a Medical Laboratory Technician through online and hybrid formats, classroom laboratory practice, and supervised clinical experience. Classes are completed in general education as well as hematology, clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, immunology, transfusion medicine, urinalysis, parasitology, and mycology.

The MLT program is designed for students to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree in five semesters. Three semesters are spent at the OJC campus and two semesters are in clinical rotations at an affiliated clinical facility.

According to Angela Tarrant, Director of the Medical Laboratory Technician and Phlebotomy Program, “Graduates are entering a high demand field which serves a vital function in patient care.”

Enrollment for the MLT program is currently open for Spring Semester. For questions regarding this program, contact Angela Tarrant at 719-384-6813 or email

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Otero Junior College will graduate the fifth class of Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) on Dec 2 at 6:30 p.m. The class will be celebrating with a pinning ceremony in Life Science, room 135, on the OJC campus. Front Row: (L-R) Katie McHargue, Del Norte; Sarah Gordon, Springfield; and Whitney Riffe, La Junta. Back Row: Angela Tarrant, instructor; Michelle Morgan, Walsenburg; Christian Perez, Pueblo West; and Catherine Bollacker, instructor. Not pictured: Linda Bolin, Walsenburg.