SRTC Clinical Lab Technology Program Honors Students

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Pictured Left to Right - First Row: Pepperann Pittman, Tina Everett, Pamela Pilcher, and CLT Clinical Coordinator Kimberly Moye
Second Row: CLT Program Director Vickie Smith, Erin Rich, Sara Fender, Nikki Sutton, and Telissa Benton

Southern Regional Technical College’s (SRTC) Clinical Laboratory Technology (CLT) Program held a pinning ceremony on April 26th, marking the completion of the program for seven students: Telissa Benton of Pelham, Tina Everett of Thomasville, Sara Fender of Valdosta, Pamela Pilcher of Valdosta, Pepperann Pittman of Waycross, Erin Rich of Thomasville, and Nikki Sutton of Valdosta. Each student graduated with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology from SRTC.

“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,” commented Vickie Smith, SRTC CLT Program Director.

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.

The following awards were also given at the ceremony: the Ambassador Award to Pepperann Pittman and the Highest Ranking Senior Award to Tina Everett.

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 148 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 or call (888) 205 – 3449.

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