Seats Remain in Medical Lab Technology Program

February 20, 2014

Seats Remain in Medical Laboratory Technology Program Offered through Kaskaskia College and SICCM

Kaskaskia College is announcing that slots still remain open for Fall Admission into the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology Program. This program is offered through the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market (SICCM).

The Medical Laboratory Technician possesses the technical skills necessary to perform routine testing in the areas of hematology, serology, coagulation, clinical microbiology, clinical chemistry, blood banking, and urinalysis in clinical laboratories of hospitals, clinical, and physician offices under the supervision of a physician and/or medical technologist. The technician performs venipuncture to obtain blood specimens and is an integral part of the health care team providing information used in diagnosis and treatment.

The Medical Laboratory Technology graduates will qualify to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry national certification exam. This examination is offered throughout the year in three-month examination periods.

This growing field is expected to grow by as much as 20 percent over the next four years with professionals in the field making nearly $35,380.

The technical courses for these programs are held in Herrin and/or Carbondale. The general education courses will be held at Kaskaskia College. Kaskaskia College offers a scholarship program of $300.00 per semester to offset some of the expenses students incur traveling to the SICCM center. Financial aid is also available for the program. Contact the Kaskaskia College Office of Recruitment at 618-545-3048 for more information about specific admission criteria.