The Medical Technology program is designed for students who are preparing for careers in the health care industry as clinical specialists who perform, evaluate, and oversee biological and chemical testing in a clinical setting. In the Medical Technology Program, students will learn not only how to perform diagnostic and analytic tests, but also how to interpret the resulting analysis. Some areas of Medical Technology include Hematology, Immunology, Bacteriology, Parasitology, Clinical Chemistry, Blood Banking, Toxicology, and Health Care Management.
Louisiana College offers a ‘3 plus 1’ program, where the student completes three years of prerequisite coursework in Biology and Chemistry and then a one-year internship in Medical Technology. Acceptance into the internship is competitive. Upon completion of the program of study which includes a 12-month internship in an accredited school of medical technology, Louisiana College will grant the degree of Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology.
Job opportunities for Medical Technologists (also called Clinical Laboratory Scientists or Medical Laboratory Scientists) exist in hospitals, clinics, research facilties, industry, and in educational institutions.