SRTC Clinical Lab Tech Program Pins Students

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Clinical Lab Tech Pinning - July 2015

Pictured Left to Right - First Row: CLT Clinical Coordinator Kimberly Moye, Phillip Woods, Virginia Southers, CLT Program Director Vickie Smith Second Row: Virginia Cosson, Eddie Owen, Jennifer Losee

Southern Regional Technical College’s (SRTC) Clinical Laboratory Technology (CLT) Program held a pinning ceremony on July 22nd, marking the completion of the program for five students: Virginia Cosson of Tallahassee, Jennifer Losee of Valdosta, Eddie Owen of Tallahassee, Virginia Southers of Valdosta and Phillip Woods of Thomasville were all pinned in the ceremony. Each student graduated with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology from Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC). Students who are graduating at the end of the Summer 2015 Semester from the former Moultrie Technical College (MTC) and SWGTC will officially be graduates of those institutions. After the Summer semester all students will be graduates of SRTC.

Vickie Smith, SRTC CLT Program Director, commented, “Clinical Laboratory Technicians (CLT) play an important role in the prevention and diagnosis of diseases. During the course of the program students learn to perform clinical laboratory procedures. Classroom training is integrated with clinical experiences under the medical direction of cooperating hospitals. Upon graduating and receipt of their Associate of Applied Science Degree these students will be able to work in hospitals and doctor’s offices. When working in a hospital setting the technician may work in various departments such as Microbiology, Hematology, Blood Bank, Immunology and Clinical Chemistry. The technicians perform tests that assist the doctors in verifying the causes of an illness, making medical decisions and determining treatment choices.”

The program is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. With this accreditation, graduates may sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) National Certification Exam to become Certified Clinical Lab Technicians. Graduating from a NAACLS accredited program and passing the national certification is the only way someone can be employed in a clinical lab at a hospital.

“Mrs. Smith and I both graduated from this program and have had a passion for the laboratory since we entered the field. This is a field that has room for growth. I feel that the students have made a great choice and look forward to tracking their career paths, which I know will be a success,” added Kimberly Moye, CLT Clinical Coordinator.

The following awards were also given at the ceremony: the Ambassador Award to Eddie Owen and the Highest Ranking Senior Award to Virginia Cosson.

SRTC’s CLT Program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers as clinical laboratory technicians. Students learn to perform clinical laboratory procedures under the supervision of a qualified pathologist and/or clinical laboratory scientist. These tests are used to detect things such as blood type, HIV-AIDS, diabetes, hepatitis, anemia, West Nile virus, and much more. Throughout the program, classroom training is integrated with clinical experiences under the medical direction of cooperating hospitals.

For more information about the Clinical Laboratory Technology program please contact Vickie Smith at 229-225-5203 or email gsmith@southernregional.edu.

SRTC offers over 155 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 27 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has instructional sites located in Ashburn, Cairo, Camilla, Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton, and Sylvester for the convenience of our students. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. For the most up-to-date information on registration, class dates, and program offerings, log on to www.southernregional.edu.

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