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
Phlebotomy CSC Program
Medical Laboratory Assisting CSC Program
If you are a Pre-Health student with questions about program requirements, admission, transcript evaluation or you need academic advising, visit the MEC Student Services Center, room 202. You may also register for a MEC Exchange Virtual Advising Workshop.
Phone: 703.822.6557, Medical Education Campus, Room 239
About the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) and Phlebotomy (PBT) Programs
Medical Laboratory Technicians perform essential laboratory testing that is critical to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Modern medicine could not be practiced without the tests performed by MLT professionals. Did you know that laboratory tests make up 70% of the verifiable reportable data in a patient's medical record?
MLT 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.
The Medical Laboratory Technology AAS degree program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Phlebotomists 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, a phlebotomy technician must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients while drawing blood specimens in a skillful, safe and reliable manner.
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American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Careers
ASCP Careers is an online resource for those interested in learning more about career opportunities in clinical laboratory science.
About Clinical Pathology: Phlebotomy, Clinical Laboratory Science and Beyond the Lab