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OJC Press Release ID: 3133


Thursday, November 18, 2021

Medical Laboratory Technician Pinning to be Held Nov. 29

 

Otero College is set to graduate its 7th class of Medical Laboratory Technicians on Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Ed Stafford Theatre.

Medical Laboratory Technicians perform medical laboratory procedures and tests. They apply strategies to analyze and record patient results through various methods of testing. The data they provide gives physicians valuable diagnostic and treatment information. Students learn laboratory testing and blood and body fluid analysis in areas of transfusion medicine, microbiology, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, and molecular diagnostics. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the ASCP nationally recognized board exam. Graduates are work force ready and enter a high demand field serving a critical patient care function.

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 Otero campus and two semesters are partially spent in clinical rotations at an affiliated clinical facility. Otero’s MLT program began in 2013 and has graduated 21 Medical Laboratory Technicians.

Students are currently enrolling in the MLT program for spring of 2022. For questions regarding the MLT program, contact Angela Tarrant at (719) 384-6813 or mlt@otero.edu.

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Otero College is set to graduate its 7th class of Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs). The class will be celebrating with a pinning ceremony on Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Ed Stafford Theatre. Reception to follow. Front Row (l-r): Isabell Palacio, La Junta; Natalia Corral, Lamar; Nisha Rana, Colorado Springs; Daniela La Puente Roger, Colorado Springs Back Row: Catherine Bollacker, Instructor; Austen Emick, Lamar; Kimberly Pooler, Alamosa; Angela Tarrant, Instructor.







 

 

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