Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Laboratory Technician and Phlebotomy
Application deadline: February 1 for MLT & PLB 100 (2nd 8 week block with summer clinicals)
Application deadline: December 1 for PLB 100 (1st 8 week block with spring clinicals)
The OTC Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The OTC Medical Laboratory Technician program is offered at the OTC Richwood Valley campus, located on Highway 14, approximately 1.5 miles west of Highway 65, at 3369 W. Jackson St., Ozark, MO 65721. A medical laboratory technician is an indispensable partner in health care who performs a wide variety of medical tests on blood, tissue, and other bodily fluids, that assist physicians in making a diagnosis and guiding therapeutic decisions. In addition to employment in medical laboratories, graduates can pursue positions in research, crime labs, blood banks, veterinary laboratories, and medical equipment sales. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the employment outlook for Medical Laboratory Technicians is expected to increase about as fast as average for all occupations.
The OTC Medical Laboratory Technician program will prepare the students to:
- understand blood's function, identification, and to test cellular components
- analyze data on diagnostic procedures generated from clinical chemistry equipment
- identify and handle microorganisms in a clinical setting
- understand microorganism morphology, growth requirements and speciation
- develop skills in phlebotomy to include a variety of blood collection methods
All applicants are encouraged to attend an MLT program advising session to learn what is required prior to and during the application process. MLT program advising sessions are offered on the OTC Richwood Valley campus, room 123. Please bring your degree audit with you to the advising session and no appointment is necessary.
Questions that cannot be answered via the provided links should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Allied Health office in Lincoln Hall, room 210, on the OTC campus, (417) 447-8803, 447-8954 and 447-8804.
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