Medical Laboratory Technician

Program of Study | Clinical Affiliates | Program Costs

Medical Lab TechnicianReading Area Community College's Medical Laboratory Technician Program is as old as the College, having been one of the first programs at the school.

Students in this program take three semesters of core curriculum courses and special medical laboratory courses. They are then assigned to local clinical affiliate sites where professional clinical laboratory scientists mentor them for the final semester.

Students who successfully complete the program earn an Associate Degree in Applied Science (AAS). Each year our graduates sit for the national certifying board examinations (American Society for Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry) and then go on to careers in clinical laboratory science.

Although most graduates choose to practice in a hospital setting, some opt for positions in animal hospital labs, food labs, clinical reference labs, pharmaceutical companies and forensic and toxicology labs. They enjoy a career that is ever-changing and challenging with many opportunities for professional and personal growth.

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, located at 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL, 600-18-5119. Their phone number is 773-714-8880.

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