About Medical Laboratory Technology (A.S.)
The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Medical Laboratory Technology degree prepares students to become a medical laboratory technician with unlimited choices of practice settings including hospitals, reference laboratories, clinics, businesses and industries. Areas of scientific exploration open to students are the immune system, cell marker technology and cancer research. In the clinical area, drug testing, therapeutic drug monitoring and biogenetics are a few of the specialties with openings.
The medical laboratory technology program is affiliated with the following labs and hospitals, which provide training for MLT students: Baptist Beaches, Baptist Downtown, Baptist Nassau, Baptist South, Department of Health, Bureau of Laboratories, Flagler Hospital, Memorial Hospital, NAS Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center, Ormond Beach Memorial Health, Shands at Starke Regional Memorial Center, St. Vincent’s Healthcare, The Blood Alliance and UF Health.
Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Medical Laboratory Technology A.S. program has received continuing accreditation status from The Board of Directors of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Following a comprehensive review of the program’s compliance with established standards of excellence, NAACLS Board of Directors awarded the program continuing accreditation status until 2029.
This program enables graduates to sit for the national certification exams and to be licensed through the state of Florida, Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, Department of Health.
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