Medical Lab Technology / Phlebotomy Program
The first step to beginning health career training at NOVA/MEC is to attend a mandatory Information Session.
Please note that the online information sessions contain program information for the current academic year only.
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY AAS PROGRAM
Prospective MLT students fall 2015: A new admission process is pending. Please contact the program office if you plan to submit your application prior to December 1, 2014.
PHLEBOTOMY CAREER STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The Spring 2015 Phlebotomy application window is closed and the class is filled. A new application process for the next class is pending. Please check back in early 2015 for an updated information session and application process.
OTHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
Important Note: Pre-Health students who have questions regarding program requirements, admission, transcript evaluation or students who need academic advising are encouraged to visit the MEC Student Services Center in room 202. Students may also register for a MEC Exchange Virtual Advising Workshop.
Phone: 703.822.6648, Medical Education Campus, Room 239
About the Medical Lab Technology / Phlebotomy Program
Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) perform essential laboratory testing that is critical to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. In fact, modern medicine could not be practiced without the tests performed by these laboratory professionals. Did you know that laboratory tests make up 70% of the verifiable reportable data in a patients’ medical record? MLT’s perform tests on blood and body fluids in the areas of hematology, chemistry, blood banking, microbiology, serology and urinalysis using microscopes, chemicals, computers and sophisticated automated equipment. In a medical laboratory, a team of highly skilled pathologists, technologists, technicians and phlebotomists works together to determine the presence, extent or absence of disease and help evaluate effectiveness of treatment (NAACLS).
Phlebotomists (PBT’s) work directly with patients. The laboratory depends on the phlebotomy technician to collect quality samples from the patient to produce quality laboratory results. To do this, the phlebotomy technician must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients while drawing blood specimens in a skillful, safe and reliable manner. Click here to read more from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
American Society For Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Career Center
ASCP Career Center is an online resource for those interested in learning more about career opportunities in clinical laboratory science.
Career Video Clips
These video clips are supported by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Michigan Department of Community Health, Bureau of Laboratories through cooperative agreement U90/CCU517018;Frances Pouch-Downes, DrPH, Laboratory Director and John Dyke, PhD, Program Advisor, Michigan Laboratory Systems. The website is maintained by Michigan State University. Click here to launch Diagnostic Detectives 2003.
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