SRTC Clinical Lab Technology Program Honors Class of 2022

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Southern Regional Technical College’s (SRTC) Clinical Laboratory Technology (CLT) program held a pinning ceremony Tuesday, April 12, marking the completion of the program for ten students.
Heidi Capistran of Boston, Emily Boyd, Nishikumari Patel, and Sejalben Patel of Nashville, Kennedie King of Tallahassee, Amber Sarabia, Dwann Mccloud, and Olivia Osgatharp of Thomasville, and Stephanie Donaldson and Jeremy Gullet of Valdosta each graduated with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology from SRTC.

In addition to the accomplishment of completing the rigorous coursework required by the Clinical Laboratory Technician program, two awards were given to distinguish outstanding achievement by students: Emily Boyd earned the Highest Grade Point Average. The Ambassador’s Award is given to an individual who demonstrates an extraordinary commitment, take responsibility, are team leaders, are goal-driven, respectful, and have academic competency. This year, Heidi Capistran earned the Ambassador Award.

“We are so grateful that all of these students chose to attend Southern Regional Technical College. As a college, we are honored to share in this celebration of their accomplishment. These students worked hard and prepared well, and I wish them much continued success in their future,” commented Carla Barrow, Dean of Health Sciences.

The program is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). 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.

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 130 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 28 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 Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Thomas, Tift, Turner, and Worth counties 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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