Programs of Study


Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT/MLT) Program

FALL 2014 APPLICATION listed to right side

(5 Sequential semesters beginning Fall semesters)

The clinical laboratory professional is qualified by academic and applied science education to provide service and research in clinical laboratory science and related areas in rapidly changing and dynamic healthcare delivery systems. MLT/CLT professionals perform, evaluate, correlate, and assure accuracy and validity of laboratory information; direct clinical lab resources and operations; and collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. MLT/CLT professionals practice independently and collaboratively; possess excellent oral communication skills to engage in consultative interactions with members of the healthcare team, customer service and patient education; and demonstrate ethical and moral attitudes and principles that are necessary for gaining and maintaining the confidence of patients, professional associates and the community. The ability to relate to people, a capacity for calm and reasoned judgment, and a demonstration of commitment to the patient are essential qualities.

The CLT program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree from Calhoun Community College which prepares graduates for eligibility to take the ASCP BOC, Board of Certification National Certification Examination in Medical Laboratory Science (MLT/CLT).  The Calhoun CLT/MLT program is a NAACLS Accredited program.

NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
5600 N. River Rd.  Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119847.939.3597

Student outcome measures for 2013:
100% ASCP BOC Pass Rate first time attempts (National Mean Pass Rate=77%)
90% Employment Placement

*Once accepted into the CLT program, there are additional costs in addition to tuition, textbooks, uniform and lab kits.  These include but are not limited to Malpractice Insurance, Health Exam, Immunizations, Laboratory Testing, Drug Screen and Back Ground checks and will be at the students' expense. 
All accepted applicants will receive followup information for attending an orientation session via mail to address on application.
Fall CLT course registration will occur at this time.