Help reach accurate diagnosis and treatment decisions with Austin Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technology Program. You’ll learn laboratory procedures, data analysis, report creation, and more. This program offers an associate degree, with the opportunity for advanced certification training in molecular diagnostics for those looking to skill up.
The Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Austin Community College is a special admissions program with limited availability. Students preparing for the program should select "General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences" as their major on the application. Because requirements may change, consult the program website to confirm current requirements. Admission to the college does not guarantee entrance into a particular course or program of study.
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Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 847-939-3597, www.naacls.org.
Diagnostic laboratory testing is now the basis for 85 percent of diagnoses and treatment decisions, making the field crucial. Graduates find careers in hospitals, minor emergency centers, doctors’ offices, clinics, and blood donor centers. Here are just a few of the many career possibilities you might consider.
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Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.
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Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
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ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.
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