National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119, Phone (847) 939-3597 or (773) 714-8880.
When you accept the challenge and responsibility for detailed analysis on blood and other body fluids that are the key to correct medical diagnosis, a career as a Medical Laboratory Technician puts you at the doctor’s right hand. The primary responsibility of the Medical Laboratory Technician is to perform analyses on blood and body fluids to enable a physician to diagnose and monitor the treatment of disease.
Students pursuing this career must possess visual acuity, manual dexterity, and adaptability in a laboratory setting. Good communication skills are also needed. After completing the required academic and medical laboratory courses, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and will be eligible for any of the national certification examinations. All courses listed in the curriculum must be passed with a “C” or better.