The Clinical Laboratory Technology Program serves to provide students with career and economic opportunities in laboratory medicine. This will be accomplished by facilitating the development of the individual’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become successful in the laboratory setting and meet the demands of technical growth.
Students learn to perform clinical laboratory procedures under the supervision of a qualified pathologist and/or clinical laboratory scientist. Classroom training is integrated with clinical experiences under the medical direction of cooperating hospitals. Graduation from this program allows students to take a national certification examination, which is necessary for clinical employment.
What types of students thrive in the program and in this career field?
All clinical laboratory technicians have certain common characteristics. They are problem solvers. They like challenge and responsibility. They are accurate, reliable, work well under pressure, and are able to finish a task once started. They communicate well, both in writing and speaking. They set high standards for themselves and expect quality in the work they do. Moreover, they are deeply committed to their profession and are truly fascinated by all that science has to offer. For someone who chooses a career as a clinical laboratory technician, the exploration never ends.
What types of jobs are available to graduates of this program? Where can they work?
Many of our graduates have obtained employment in hospital laboratories, reference laboratories, physician office laboratories, public health laboratories, in laboratory analyzers sales and veterinary laboratories. Most of the graduates also pursue an advanced degree while working in the industry.
The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Clinical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont IL 60018, (773) 714- 8880, www.naacls.org.
GPTC CLT Program three-year program outcome measures:
All performance categories were per NAACLS standards (for those entering the final half of the program), ASCP BOC certification pass rate, graduation, and job placement within one year of program completion based on NAACLS standards.
Certification pass rate
Program Application deadline:
The CLT Program has one entry each year, in the fall.
The last day to apply for admission to the Clinical Laboratory Technology program for Fall Semester is in the month of May each year.
To be considered for the fall admission, a student needs to contact one of the program advisers and submit a program application form before the due date. To be considered for admission, all program prerequisites (Clinical Lab Admission Criteria) must have been completed. Please complete the CLT Program Application form and return it to the Program Faculty.