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NECC Announces New Medical Lab Tech Degree

Submitted by on July 10, 2012 – 8:59 am
NECC's Medical Lab Technology Program

NECC's Medical Lab Technology Program

After collaborating with area health care employers, Northern Essex Community College is now offering an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology for the first time this fall through iHealth@NECC.

Designed especially for adults, the program combines online courses with traditional classroom courses.  As a result, students only need to be on campus two days a week.

“We’re looking for adults who are interested in a career in health care,” said Linda Comeau of iHealth.  “The demand for skilled technologists in hospital and other clinical labs in the Merrimack Valley is strong so our graduates will be well-prepared for the job market.” 

Medical laboratory technicians perform and report laboratory testing and work in hospitals, physician’s offices, and clinical laboratories.

“Building and delivering programs that meet community and student needs is what we are about at NECC.” says NECC Vice President of Academic Affairs Bill Heineman.

Students interested in pursuing this program should contact Linda Comeau at 978-738-7408 or Christina Nuncio at 978-738-7894.  For more information, visit the program website at iHealth@NECC.

The medical laboratory program was recently approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.

Anyone interested in learning more about the new Medical Laboratory Technology Program is invited to attend a free information session on Wednesday, July 11 at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 26 at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 9 at 6 p.m. or Tuesday, August 21 at 10 a.m.  All information sessions will be held at the NECC iHealth Building, 52 Franklin St., Lawrence.