School and Ranking Information
Aspiring medical lab technicians seeking a training program in Jacksonville, FL, have limited options when looking for a school. Based on school rankings, location and level of study offered, the following college is considered a top school in Jacksonville for medical lab technician training:
- Winner: Florida State College at Jacksonville is the only postsecondary institution of any kind located directly in the city that provides studies for those seeking to become a medical lab technician. It is also the only one within 100 miles of Jacksonville awarding 2-year degrees in this field. Students can choose from associate's degree programs in medical laboratory technology or histologic technology.
School Info Chart
|Category||Florida State College at Jacksonville|
|Ranking||#4 among national public 4-year colleges awarding associate's degrees (2012-13)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $2,830 (in-state); $9,944 (out-of-state)**|
|Medical Lab Technician Degrees Offered||Associate's|
|Medical Lab Technician Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||43**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||35%**|
|Noteworthy||Medical lab technician programs accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences(NAACLS); industry associations include the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, College of American Pathology and the National Society for Histotechnology|
Sources: *Florida State College at Jacksonville; **NCES College Navigator
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Florida State College at Jacksonville
- Some courses in the histologic technology program are offered online
- Medical Laboratory Technology program affiliated with many area hospitals and medical centers
- Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Technology program are prepared to sit for national certification exams
Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) offers certificate, diploma, career-training, associate degree and bachelor's degree programs to more than 28,000 students each year. FSCJ offers medical laboratory training through its Health and Human Services programs.
Students of the Associate in Science in Histologic Technology program take a series of courses addressing laboratory safety, immunochemistry, cytogenetics and staining techniques. These courses combine classroom instruction with lab experiences.. In the Associate in Science in Medical Laboratory Technology program, students learn to prepare and scrutinize microscope slides to find abnormal cells and count healthy cells. They also learn to perform drug testing and monitoring, work with DNA structures and conduct many other lab tasks. Courses in this program include chemistry, hematology, microbiology, hemostasis, parasitology and immunology.