Clinical Laboratory Technology at SUNY Broome Community College is a fully-accredited, clinically-based curriculum leading to the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Graduates of the program are automatically eligible to sit for New York State Licensure and national certification examinations.
Students can complete the program in the following pathways:
Students complete both didactic and student laboratories on campus with limited access to fully-online courses.
Students complete the didactic portion online through the campus learning management system and, in lieu of student laboratories, complete preclinical rotations at an affiliated institution.
Graduates of the Clinical Laboratory Technology Program have successfully transferred to baccalaureate programs in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Biology, Microbiology, and other degree programs. Graduates have also continued their educations in graduate, medical, and dental schools. SUNY Broome Community College has articulation agreements with several institutions, including upstate Medical University in Syracuse. See your advisor for information about preparing for transfer.
Clinical Laboratory Technology students prepare for work in the fields of Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Immunohematology (Blood Banking), and Clinical Microbiology. Graduates working in larger hospitals typically specialize in one or more of these areas.
The results of laboratory testing by Clinical Laboratory Technicians are invaluable in helping healthcare providers to diagnose and treat illness. Except for minor phlebotomy responsibilities, though, most CLTs do not have significant patient are responsibilities.
Many of the laboratory instruments and techniques used in forensic science are also used by clinical laboratory professionals to help with diagnosis and treatment of disease. CLTs who work in a facility with a forensic pathologist may also perform these tests as part of a medicolegal investigation.
Clinical Laboratory professionals are medical "detectives" who use the tools of science to discover the causes and treatments of disease.
Some students with prior coursework in math and science are able to complete the CLT curriculum in less than one year. Click here to check out our Fast Track curriculum.
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