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School of Medical Technology

The course is 48 weeks in length and begins in July.  Enrollment is limited to six students.

Students spend 20 weeks in the classroom and then 28 weeks in the laboratories learning through demonstration and practice of laboratory procedures.  Instruction in the laboratory is one-to-one with a medical technologist.

The course includes instruction in the following disciplines: blood bank, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, urinalysis, management, education, phlebotomy, safety, quality control, quality assurance and total quality management.

Examinations are given, and complete records are kept.  Students are required to pass each course with a C or better and to comply with the established policies and procedures of the hospital as well as the profession.

The School observes vacation between Christmas and New Year's Day, in addition to six major holidays (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas).

Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a certificate and pin from the School of Medical Technology and are eligible to take a national certification examination.  A baccalaureate degree is awarded by the home college/university.

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