The biotechnology program at Allegany College of Maryland is an option of the Medical Laboratory Technology program.Clinical Laboratory technicians work in a clinical laboratory in a physician office, hospital, clinic, or reference laboratory setting. The traditional MLT works in a patient care laboratory.
The Biotechnology option provides a way to broaden the preparation of the laboratory worker for environmental, epidemiological, industrial and research laboratories in addition to the clinical laboratory. Courses provide students with experience in such areas as immunoassay, DNA and RNA isolation, RFLP, blotting, cell preparation and transformation.
More career information on science technicians is available from the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
A student can choose from the following options:
Allegany College of Maryland's Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)
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