Clinical Laboratory Technology is a 6 semester associate of applied science degree program. Students learn to perform clinical laboratory procedures under the supervision of a qualified pathologist and/or clinical laboratory scientist. Classroom training is integrated with clinical experiences under the medical direction of cooperating hospitals. Graduation from this program allows students to take a national certification examination which is necessary for clinical employment.

Employment in doctors' offices and hospital laboratories requires a minimum of an associate degree in this field.

The Clinical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS):
5600 N. River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: 773-714-8880

Special Entrance Requirements: The Clinical Laboratory Technology program at Central Georgia Tech requires the minimum admissions requirements as stated in the Clinical Laboratory Program Standards. Enrollment is limited by accrediting organizations and class space. Students who are not selected are eligible to apply for the next year's class and are urged to take courses that will benefit them in the Clinical Laboratory Technology program. The requirements for admission to the Clinical Laboratory Technology program are:
Education: A high school diploma or GED is required. A background of high school courses in math and science, including chemistry, is encouraged. High school transcripts are required for review. Official copies of all transcripts must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.
PSB Test: Successful completion of the Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) Allied Health Aptitude Test with a minimum score of 220. This test may be attempted two times only.

Associate Degree
Program Length 73 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; minimum age: 18
College transcript(s), if applicable, mailed directly to CGTC.
Entrance Dates Spring Semester
Offered Macon Campus

Minimum Test Scores
Test:                    Asset                       Compass                 Not Required
Reading   79  
English   62  
Algebra   37  

Clinical Laboratory Technology Curriculum

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses 19
Area I - Language Arts/Communication  
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences  
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics  
  Choose one (1) of the following Math courses:
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling (3)
CHEM 1211 Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1211L Chemistry Lab I 1
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts  
XXXX xxxx Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
Program-Specific Requirement  
  Choose one (1) of the following courses:
(BIOL and CHEM courses require concurrent Lab Courses)
ENGL 1102 Literature and Composition 3
ENGL 1105 Technical Communications 3
SPCH 1101 Public Speaking 3
BIOL 2117 Introductory Microbiology 3
BIOL 2117L Introductory Microbiology Lab 1
CHEM 1212 Chemistry II 3
CHEM 1212L Chemistry Lab II 1
Non-General Education Degree Courses 8
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I 1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II 1
Occupational Courses 46
CLBT 1010 Introduction To Clinical Laboratory Technology 2
CLBT 1030 Urinalysis/Body Fluids 2
CLBT 1040 Hematology/Coagulation 5
CLBT 1050 Serology/Immunology 3
CLBT 1060 Immunohematology 4
CLBT 1070 Clinical Chemistry 4
CLBT 1080 Microbiology 5
CLBT 2090 Clinical Phlebotomy, Urinalysis, and Serology Practicum 3
CLBT 2100 Clinical Immunohematology Practicum 4
CLBT 2110 Clinical Hematology/Coagulation Practicum 4
CLBT 2120 Clinical Microbiology Practicum 4
CLBT 2130 Clinical Chemistry Practicum 4
CLBT 2200 Clinical Laboratory Technology Certification Review 2
  Total Hours 73