Learn About MLT Program During Info Sessions

by Diane VanDyke

photo by Matt Carlin

Montgomery County Community College will hold information sessions for its Medical Laboratory Technician program on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 12:20 p.m. and at 5 p.m. in the Science Center room 206, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. For more information, contact Debra Eckman, MLT Program Director, at 215-641-6487 or deckman@mc3.edu.

Both sessions will include an overview of MLT job opportunities, the application process, admissions requirements, laboratory experiences, required courses and transfer opportunities. The sessions will also include a tour of the College’s MLT facilities and a question and answer period.

The College’s nationally-accredited MLT program prepares students for careers in hospitals, commercial laboratories, physician office laboratories and pharmaceutical companies. All interested students, current or prospective, are encouraged to attend the workshops to learn about career opportunities available for graduates of the College’s two-year associate’s degree program.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) is expected to grow by 13 percent between 2010 and 2020. Further, the volume of laboratory tests continues to increase as the population grows and with the continual development of new tests.

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