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***Due to the threat of inclement weather from Hurricane Ian, PCC will close today (09/29/2022) at 6 p.m. and re-open Oct. 3 at 8 a.m. Administrators will continue monitoring the situation and, if additional closures or delays are necessary, they will be communicated through the college website, text messages, portal announcements, PCC-issued email accounts, social media and local media outlets.***10

Medical Laboratory Technology

Pitt Community College has collaborative agreements with Beaufort County Community College (BCCC) and College of the Albemarle (COA) to offer the Medical Laboratory Technology Program. Through these agreements, students may earn general education course credits at Pitt Community College for transfer to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at BCCC or COA.

The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum prepares individuals to perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and immunohematology that may be used in the maintenance of health and diagnosis/treatment of disease.

Course work emphasizes mathematical and scientific concepts related to specimen collection, laboratory testing and procedures, quality assurance and reporting/recording and interpreting findings involving tissues, blood, and body fluids.

Graduates may be eligible to take the examination given by the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Employment opportunities include laboratories in hospitals, medical offices, industry, and research facilities.

Hospitals
Reference and Forensic Laboratories
Medical and Veterinary Offices
State Health Departments
Fertility Clinics
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Firms

Anatomy & Physiology
Chemistry
Urinalysis*
Hematology/Hemostasis*
Immunohematology*
Microbiology*
Clinical Microbiology*
Clinical Chemistry*

*Coursework completed at Beaufort County Community College or College of  the Albemarle

Students will obtain the technical skills needed to perform laboratory test procedures accurately and efficiently as an entry-level medical laboratory technician.

Students will differentiate between normal and abnormal laboratory test results and correlate laboratory findings to common disease processes.

Students will prepare for the ASCP credentialing exam.

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology

Degree is issued by Beaufort County Community College or College of the Albemarle.