If you are intrigued with science, healthcare, have an investigative mind, want to get a job that is in high demand, get extensive hands-on-training, and obtain skills that lead to a broad range of career options, then the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is for you.
This two-year program, including one summer session, prepares you to work as a member of a diagnostic health care team as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT). MLTs perform routine and automated procedures under the supervision of a medical technologist or pathologist.
Tests that MLTs perform include complete blood counts, urinalysis, cross matching blood for transfusion, identifying pathogenic organisms, and chemical analysis of blood and other body fluids. CSM’s program includes rotations in a clinical laboratory. Graduates can apply to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification exam to obtain national certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician.
CSM is currently seeking accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119. This is a competitive admissions program.