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Lab Tech Program

The Clinical Laboratory Science program is housed in the Pathology Department of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. The program is a accredited by the NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences through the AMA (American Medical Association).

We work with college seniors or those students with a degree in chemistry, microbiology or biology for a one-year internship instructing them in clinical laboratory science.

Our program is affiliated with these Louisiana universities:

  • McNeese State University
  • Louisiana Tech University

The instruction includes didactic as well as clinical instruction in all of the major lab areas. Up to 10 students typically participate at any given time. Students are accepted in August and January, for the corresponding semester. 40 semester hours credit are granted for the clinical year and a Certificate of Completion is awarded upon the successful completion of the program.

Students who are interested in participating in this program must be enrolled in a Medical Technology program, be in their junior or senior year and have met the prerequisites required. A list of these prerequisites can be obtained as well as any other information about the School of Medical Technology by calling (337) 494-3196 and speaking to the Program Director.

School of Medical Technology
1701 Oak Park Blvd., Lake Charles
(337) 494-3196