The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is an important member of the health care team in hospitals, clinics, medical research, and teaching centers, and is an indispensable participant with physicians in providing critical diagnostic information. The MLT functions as a dependable, ambitious, and highly motivated professional capable of handling high stress situations with ease and confidence. The MLT performs diagnostic laboratory procedures using state-of-the-art instrumentation to aid in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease; monitors the standards of accuracy and precision in the performance of tests; performs routine preventive maintenance and troubleshoots instrument problems; and participates in research and evaluation of new procedures. The Medical Laboratory Technology program is a two year program. It combines academic and laboratory courses on campus with practical experience at clinical affiliates. This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, (847) 939-3597. Students successfully completing the program are eligible to take the National Certification examination. Upon successful completion of the above, the student may apply to the State of Nevada for the required license as a Medical Technician.
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