CLINICAL SCIENCE & MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

1. CLS & MT Baccalaureate Degree Programs
2. CLS & MT Associate Degree Programs
3. Blood Bank Technologist Specialist Programs
4. Cytotechnology (CT) Programs
5. Histology Technologist (HTL) & Technician (HT) Programs
6. Pathology Programs
7. Phlebotomist Certificate Programs
8. Biotechnologist Associate Degree Programs


Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) and Medical Technologist (MT) Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Clinical Laboratory Science and Medical Technology programs can be completed in one of two ways, both leading to a baccalaureate degree (BSN). The study program can be a four-year program designed to include (at that school or at an institution with an accredited program) the required clinical laboratory science concentration; or, it can be a clinical program undertaken after completing a baccalaureate degree. Graduates of both programs must pass an examination given by one of three agencies: the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel or by American Medical Technologists (AMT).

Carolinas Medical Center Carolinas College of Health Sciences
College of Health Science, Laboratory
P.O. Box 32861
Charlotte, NC 28232
704-355-4275
www.carolinas.org

East Carolina University School of Allied Health Sciences
Department of CLS, 308 Belk Building
Greenville, NC 27858
252-328-4417
www.ecu.edu

Elon University
Elon, NC 27144
336-278-2000
www.elon.edu

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 7145
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
919-966-3011
www.unc.edu

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28233
704-687-8622
www.uncc.edu

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1000 Spring Garden Street
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402
www.uncg.edu

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
1 University Drive
College Street
Pembroke, NC 28372
910-521-6249
www.uncp.edu

Western Carolina University
129 Moore Hall
Cullowhee, NC 28723
828-227-3512
www.wcu.edu

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Medical Technology Program
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
336-716-6950
www.wfubmc.edu

Winston-Salem State University
Clinical Laboratory Science Program
601 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
336-750-2513
www.wssu.edu

Many community colleges and four-year institutions have an"affiliate" relationship with a college or university that offers accredited programs in the clinical laboratory science/medical technology areas. If the school of your choice is not listed among those having a degree program, contact the school. Discuss with Admissions whether the school has affiliate status with an accredited institution offering clinical laboratory science programs and/or how your study program can be customized to lead to a BSN degree with CLS or MT certification.



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Clinical Laboratory (CLT) and Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Associate Degree Programs

An associate degree from an accredited educational institution is required to become a clinical laboratory or medical laboratory technician. Graduates of these programs also must pass a national examination given by one of three agencies: The Board of Registry of Medical Technologists of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel, or by American Medical Technologists (AMT).

Alamance Community College
P.O. Box 8000
Graham, NC 27253
336-578-2002
www.alamance.cc.nc.us

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-1921
www.asheville.cc.nc.us

Beaufort County Community College
P.O. Box 1069
Washington, NC 27889
252-946-6194
beaufortccc.edu

Central Piedmont Community College
P.O. Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235
704-330-2722
www.cpcc.edu

Coastal Carolina Community College
444 Western Boulevard
Jacksonville, NC 28546
910-455-1221
www.coastalcarolina.edu

College of the Albemarle
PO Box 2327
Elizabeth City, NC 27906
252-335-0821
www.albemarle.edu

Davidson County Community College
P.O. Box 1287
Lexington, NC 27293
336-249-8186
www.davidsonccc.edu

Halifax Community College
P.O. Box 809
Weldon, NC 27890
252-536-2551
www.halifaxcc.edu

Sandhills Community College
3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
910-692-6185
www.sandhills.edu

Southeastern Community College
P.O. Box 151
Whiteville, NC 28472
910-642-7141
www.sccnc.edu
Awards in collaboration with: Mitchell Community College

Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
828-586-4091 or 800-447-4091
www.southwesterncc.edu

Stanly Community College
141 College Drive
Albemarle, NC 28001
704-982-0121
www.stanly.edu

Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-866-5000
www.waketech.edu

Wayne Community College
PO Box 8002
Goldsboro, NC 27533
919-735-5151
www.waynecc.edu

Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655
828-438-6000
www.wpcc.edu
Awards in collaboration with: Caldwell Community College and Catawba Valley Community College



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Blood Bank Technologist Specialist Programs

Certification as a clinical laboratory or medical technologist is recommended and a BSN degree in clinical laboratory science, biological science, or physical science is required for admission to a program in blood bank technology. The program is for a minimum of 12 months. Following completion of the program, certification can be gained by passing an examination given by the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). As of 2004, this post-degree specialty program was not offered in any North Carolina college or university. To explore programs offered in other states, contact the American Association of Blood Banks at 301-907-6977 or on the Internet at www.aabb.org.

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Cytotechnology (CT) Programs

Cytotechnology may be included in a four-year undergraduate BSN program or be undertaken as a post-graduate fifth-year of training. Following completion of a CT program, certification can be gained by passing a national examination given by the Board of Registry of the ASCP.

Central Piedmont Community College
P.O. Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235
704-330-2722
www.cpcc.edu

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 7120, Medical School,Wing E
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
919-966-6002
www.unc.edu

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Histology Technologist (HTL) & Technician (HT) Programs

Histology technology may be offered as a four-year undergraduate BSN program or as a post-graduate fifth-year of training. Histology technicians may complete on-the-job training or a 12-month community college program. Following completion of a HTL or HT program, certification can be gained by passing a national examination given by the Board of Registry of the ASCP.

Davidson County Community College
PO Box 1287
Lexington, NC 27293
336-249-8186
www.davidsonccc.edu

Many community colleges are affiliated with other institutions with accredited clinical laboratory and medical technology technician programs. If your local community colleges are not included in this listing, contact Admissions to determine whether they have affiliate status with another college. If so, you will be able to complete many classes locally before transferring to another college to complete courses required for certification.

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Pathology Programs

Pathologists must complete four years of medical school after earning the undergraduate degree. Then an additional four to five years of residency, clinical laboratory, and pathology specialty training are required to be eligible to take the American Board of Pathologists examination.

Duke University
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Pathology
Box 3712 Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina 27710
919-684-3630
pathology.mc.duke.edu

East Carolina University
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Brody Building 7S10
Greenville, North Carolina 27858
252-816-2803
www.pathology.ecu.edu

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, CB #7525
Brinkhous-Bullitt Bldg.
Campus Box 7145
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
919-966-3011
www.pathology.unc.edu

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
336-716-2650
www.wfubmc.edu/pathology

Expanding career opportunities are available for Pathology Assistants. Contact the pathology schools listed for information about this program.

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Phlebotomist Certificate Programs

Educational training for a phlebotomist varies depending on the program. Some healthcare institutions offer on-the-job training; many community colleges offer programs leading to certification after passing a national examination.

Alamance Community College
P.O. Box 8000
Graham, NC 27253
336-578-2002
www.alamance.cc.nc.us

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-1921
www.asheville.cc.nc.us
Awards in collaboration with: Southeastern Community College

Brunswick Community College
P.O. Box 30
Supply, NC 28462
910-756-6900
www.brunswick.cc.nc.us

Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-362-7000
www.cfcc.edu

Carolinas Medical Center/Carolinas College of Health Science
College of Health Science, Laboratory
P.O. Box 32861
Charlotte, NC 28203
704-355-4275
www.carolinas.org

Cleveland Community College
137 South Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152
704-484-4000
www.clevelandcommunitycollege.edu

College of the Albemarle
P.O. Box 2327
Elizabeth City, NC 27906
252-335-0821
www.albemarle.edu

Davidson County Community College
P.O. Box 1287
Lexington, NC 27293
336-249-8186
www.davidsonccc.edu

Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
919-536-7200
www.durhamtech.edu

Fayetteville Technical Community College
P.O. Box 35236
Fayetteville, NC 28303
910-678-8400
www.faytechcc.edu

Gaston College
201 Highway 321 South
Dallas, NC 28034
704-922-6200
www.gaston.edu

Halifax Community College
P.O. Box 809
Weldon, NC 27890
252-536-2551
www.halifaxcc.edu

Mitchell Community College
500 West Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677
704-878-3200
www.mitchell.cc.nc.us

Nash Community College
P.O. Box 7488
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
252-443-4011
www.nashcc.edu

Piedmont Community College
P.O. Box 1197
Roxboro, NC 27573
336-599-1181
www.piedmont.cc.nc.us

Rockingham Community College
P.O. Box 38
Wentworth, NC 27375
336-342-4261
www.rcc.cc.nc.us

Southeastern Community College
P.O. Box 151
Whiteville, NC 28472
910-642-7141
www.southeastern.cc.nc.us

Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
828-586-4091 or 800-447-4091
www.southwesterncc.edu

Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-866-5000
www.waketech.edu

Wayne Community College
P.O. Box 8002
Goldsboro, NC 27533
919-735-5151
www.waynecc.edu

Some phlebotomy certifications are awarded in collaboration with other schools. If the community colleges near you are not included in this listing, contact Admissions to determine whether they have affiliate status with another college. If so, you will be able to complete many classes locally before transferring to another college for other courses required for certification. Also, you may want to determine the accrediting agency and/or college that will award certification when you complete your course of study.

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Biotechnologist Associate Degree Programs

The biotechnology curriculum emphasizes biology, chemistry, mathematics, and technical communications. Educational objectives are designed to prepare graduates in three distinct capacities: research assistant to a biologist or chemist, laboratory technician/instrumentation technician, and quality control/quality assurance technician.

Alamance Community College
P.O. Box 8000
Graham, NC 27253
336-578-2002
www.alamancecc.edu
Awards in collaboration with: Durham Technical Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, Randolph Community College

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-1921
www.abtech.edu
Awards in collaboration with: Blue Ridge Community College, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Catawba Valley Community College, Haywood Community College, Isothermal Community College, Mayland Community College, McDowell Technical Community College, Southwestern Community College, Western Piedmont Community College, Wilkes Community College

Brunswick Community College
P.O. Box 30
Supply, NC 28462
910-754-6900
www.brunswickcc.edu

Cleveland Community College
137 S. Post Road
Shelby, NC 28152
704-484-4000
www.clevelandcommunitycollege.edu

College of the Albemarle
P.O. Box 2327
Elizabeth City, NC 27906
252-335-0821
www.albemarle.edu

Fayetteville Technical Community College
P.O. Box 35236
Fayetteville, NC 28303
910-678-8400
www.faytechcc.edu

Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
336-723-0371
www.forsythtech.edu
Awards in collaboration with: Catawba Valley Community College, Davidson County Community College, Mitchell Community College, Rockingham Community College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Surry Community College, Wilkes Community College

Gaston College
201 Highway 321 South
Dallas, NC 28034
704-922-6200
www.gaston.edu
Awards in collaboration with: South Piedmont Community College

Piedmont Community College
P.O. Box 1197
Roxboro, NC 27573
336-599-1181
www.piedmontcc.edu

Pitt Community College
P.O. Drawer 7007
Greenville, NC 27835
252-321-4200
www.pittcc.edu
Awards in collaboration with: Beaufort County Community College, Carteret Community College, College of The Albemarle, Craven Community College, Edgecombe Community College, Lenoir Community College, Martin Community College, Nash Community College, Pamlico Community College, Roanoke-Chowan Community College, Sandhills Community College, Wayne Community College, Wilson Community College

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