Laboratory experts work behind the scenes in hematology, chemistry, microbiology,
and immunohematology to provide doctors with critical information needed to diagnose,
monitor, and treat patients. If you want to work in healthcare making life-saving
contributions to patient care, start here with a degree or certificate in medical
Program at a Glance
With a degree or certificate in medical lab technology, you can find a career in:
Medical Laboratory Assistant, Occupational Certificate
The Occupational Certificate prepares you for the AAS degree or to advance in your current career. Get hands-on clinical training in this certificate program, which prepares you to collect clinical labs, process specimens, record information, and maintain equipment. With the on-site experience you’ll gain in this program, you’ll be ready for a career in a number of medical settings.
If you're studying part-time, you can complete the 16 credits for this certificate in two terms.
The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you for an entry-level career. Medical lab technicians drive medical innovation while maintaining minimal contact with patients. In this degree program, you’ll learn the foundations of hematology, chemistry, blood banking, and microbiology that can help you launch a rewarding career in medical lab technology.
You can complete the 60 credits for this full-time program in four terms, including a summer term.
Advance your career with this continuing and professional development course.In this course, you’ll develop a wide range of experience with vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin punctures—and so much more. Learn the technical, ethical, and professional skills you need to boost your phlebotomy career.
Associate of Applied Sciences, Medical Lab Technology, 2013
Niti left everything behind to pursue a new life—and her ambitions paid off. In
2020, she became one of the first 10 graduates to earn a Doctorate of Clinical Laboratory
Sciences from the University of Texas.
Medical Lab Techs in Action
Getting an up-close look at bacteria
Students examine a slide in preparation to put under the microscope
The Medical Lab instructor leads a lesson through a multiview microscope
A student examines a petri dish of bacterial growth
A lab student prepares a sample for examination
The San Jacinto College Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
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