Clinical Laboratory Technology
The Clinical Laboratory Technology Program of ECC prepares individuals for rewarding professional careers combining medicine and science. Clinical laboratory technicians (CLT) perform hundreds of diagnostic analyses on blood and body fluid specimens, many of which require state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, to aid physicians in the detection, prevention, monitoring, and treatment of disease. Clinical laboratory assistants (CLA) are responsible for collecting and processing specimens, preparing slides and cultures, calibrating and maintaining instruments, and performing point-of-care testing. Phlebotomy technicians (PBT), study the collection of blood specimens using venipuncture and skin puncture techniques; it's a related career which offers quick entry into the workforce.
The mission of Elgin Community College’s NAACLS accredited Clinical Laboratory Technology program, is to provide quality education that supports the development of medical laboratory practioners for the healthcare community. view mission and goals
Note: Criminal background checks and drug testing are required for all health professions programs. Students applying to the health professions programs must provide a valid social security number in order to complete the criminal background check required by clinical agencies and to take licensing/certification exams. Students demonstrating a positive background check or positive drug test will be denied admission to health professions programs. Students demonstrating a positive background check or positive drug test while enrolled in health professions programs will be dismissed from the program.
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Students may apply to the CLT/CLA program while completing the entrance requirements. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis and candidates will be notified upon acceptance. New CLT classes begin each fall semester; new CLA classes begin each spring semester. All candidates must submit an official high school transcript or GED scores and official transcripts from other colleges/universities attended.
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