Medical Laboratory Science
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The mission of the Medical Laboratory Science Department is to graduate competent and ethical clinical laboratory professionals with the knowledge and the skills for career entry. It is also the department's mission to prepare graduates for leadership roles in the clinical laboratory and professional organizations and to instill an understanding of the need for maintaining continuing competency in a rapidly changing and dynamic profession.
- Program prepare students to become certified phlebotomists, medical laboratory technicians and/or medical laboratory scientists
- AAS degree articulates to the BS degree without loss of credit
WHAT IS A MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE?
Medical laboratory science professionals are diagnostic detectives providing physicians with the data necessary to diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent illness in their patients. They use sophisticated biomedical instrumentation, (microscopes, and chemical and cell analyzers) to perform laboratory testing on blood and other body fluids. They provide laboratory data that aids in the diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and bacterial infections to name a few.