Delaware Medical Laboratory Technician Training Program
Education for Medical Technicians in Delaware
Medical technicians must obtain an associate degree or complete 60 semester hours of academic credits and successfully complete an online or campus based Delaware medical technician training program within the last five years to be eligible to take the national certification exam. A 50-week U.S. military medical laboratory training course or three years full-time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunology, and Clinical Microscopy in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory within the last ten years may be substituted for the Medical Lab Technician program. The exam is administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathologists.
Education programs for medical lab technicians generally last two years and award an associate degree. Coursework includes instruction on how to function in a laboratory setting. Students will become familiar with the instruments, supplies and equipment for the job. Classes also focus on terminology for the smooth, efficient communication with trained medical personnel this job demands. Specific skills students will learn include techniques for testing and analysis, preparation procedures for assisting doctors and technologists, as well as administrative skills for organizing, compiling and maintaining records.