COLLEGE OF APPLIED & NATURAL SCIENCES

Medical Technology

Louisiana Tech’s program in Medical Technology is designed for students preparing for careers as clinical specialists who design, perform, evaluate, and supervise biological, chemical, and other clinically related tests.

Educational programs in this major include three years of pre-professional work on the Tech campus and the senior year is a clinical internship. This clinical internship is completed in one of four  traditional hospital based NAACLS accredited clinical programs or in one of Louisiana Tech’s two affiliated hospital systems. Admission is competitive for the clinical internship phase.

NAACLS Accredited Hospital Based Clinical Programs

  • Baptist Health College, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Temple, Texas
  • Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria, Louisiana

Affiliated Hospital Systems*

  • Christus Shreveport-Bossier, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Willis Knighton Health System, Shreveport, Louisiana

*These affiliated hospital systems provide clinical training for Louisiana Tech’s university-based program. Please contact Vanessa Johnson, Program Coordinator, for application information.

Graduates are eligible to sit for a nationally recognized credentialing examination in Medical Technology. Students are able to prepare for careers in hospitals, clinics, research facilities, industries, and educational institutions.

Graduates from our NAACLS accredited hospital based clinical programs have a 100 percent Board of Certification Pass Rate within one year of graduation and a 100 percent job placement within six months of graduation.

Scholarships

  • Lettie Pate Whitehead
  • Quota International of Ruston
  • Ruston Hospital Endowment
  • COLAcares Scholarship

There is a $150 fee per quarter during the student’s clinical internship year.

Career Opportunities

  • Medical Technologist (Medical Laboratory Scientist) in hospital, clinical, research, and industry laboratories
  • Technical specialists in Hematology, Immunohematology, Clinical Chemistry, or Microbiology

Louisiana Tech University has achieved “Serious Applicant Status” through NAACLS, 5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119. Phone: 773.714.880; Fax: 773.714.8886