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Clinical Lab Technician, A.A.S.

Help Solve Patients' Problems with DCC

Doctors need laboratory technicians to help diagnose and treat patients. Gain hands-on experience in this in-demand field and help people feel better with DCC's Clinical Laboratory Technician program.




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What You'll Study in Our Clinical Laboratory Technician Program

In just two years, DCC's Clinical Laboratory Technician program prepares you with the robust knowledge and skills you'll need to enter this growing field and start helping people stay healthy.

At DCC, you’ll perform hands-on procedures designed to assist in diagnosing and treating disease. From collecting, processing and analyzing specimens to maintaining equipment and instruments, you'll know everything you need to hit the ground running in your first laboratory position.


Sample Courses

MLT 105: Clinical Hematology
It's all about blood: coagulation procedures, platelet counts, blood counts, hemoglobin and more

MLT 202: Parasitology/Body Fluids
Learn to spot parasites, protozoans and helminthes that infect or infest humans

MLT 207-208: Externship I & II
Get to work! Your externships integrate didactics and job performance in a clinical work-study setting


Where Do Clinical Lab Technician Grads Go?

Our Credentials

The Clinical Laboratory Technician program at DCC offers you practical experience in on-campus laboratories and clinical externships with affiliated community partners.

You'll be eligible to take the New York state examination for certification as a Clinical Laboratory Technician and national board examinations upon completing our program, which is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. (NAACLS, 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL  60018)


What You'll Learn

  • Collect, process and analyze biological specimens
  • Perform analytical tests of body fluids and cells
  • Apply principles of safety
  • Recognize factors that affect procedures and results
  • Perform maintenance of equipment and instruments

Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601