Medical Laboratory Technology graduates

  • Thursday, 03 May 2018 00:00

Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) held its Health Science Pinning and Graduation Ceremony Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the J. T. Hall Coliseum on the Moorhead Campus. The ceremony included graduates from the Associate Degree Nursing Program, the Dental Hygiene Program, the Medical Laboratory Technology Program and the Radiologic Technology Program.

The processional was performed by Beverly Terrell and Dr. Edward Rice II provided the invocation with opening remarks by MDCC President Dr. Larry Nabors. 

In total, seventy-two students graduated in one of four health science programs. Each program, including Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Technology and Radiologic Technology, prepares students for an exciting healthcare career. Graduates of these programs are awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Mississippi Delta Community College.

Five individuals completed the Medical Laboratory Technology Program. In the laboratory, a highly skilled team of pathologists and medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians (MLT) and specialists work together to solve the mysteries, put the puzzles together, and answer the critical questions of medicine. Seventy to eighty percent of medical decisions made by physicians are based on laboratory findings. In fact, the practice of modern medicine would be impossible without the tests performed in the laboratory. Every day, new advances in genetic testing, biomarkers, and PCR (polymerase chain reaction) technology are creating more challenges and job opportunities for clinical laboratory science professionals. It is a fast-growing field, and there will be great demand for clinical laboratory professionals in the future. Clinical laboratory professionals are the researchers, the investigators, and some say the real heroes of medicine.

Coahoma County

MDCC HS Grad MLT Coahoma

Kristin Britt

 

Humphreys County

MDCC HS Grad MLT Humphreys

Elizabeth S. Bearden

 

Leflore County

MDCC HS Grad MLT Leflore

Christal Nash

 

Sunflower County

MDCC HS Grad MLT Sunflower

E'Keista Luckett

 

Washington County

MDCC HS Grad MLT Washington

Brittany Lesure

 

Medical Laboratory Technology Graduates

  • Thursday, 06 August 2015 08:38

Mississippi Delta Community College held its Practical Nursing and Medical Laboratory Technology Pinning and Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on the Moorhead Campus. Nine individuals completed the Medical Laboratory Technology Program. The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum is a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program of study that prepares individuals to work in a medical laboratory. This program is designed to meet the standards and requirements for careers in clinical laboratory science. Upon successful completion of the technical program, students are eligible to take a national certification examination. The graduates are below grouped by county.

Bolivar County

Bolivar MLTw

(l to r) Megan Little of Cleveland and Dallas Poynor Steelman of Cleveland

 

Humphreys County

Humphreys MLTw

Taylor Potter of Belzoni

 

Leflore County

Leflore MLTw

Khambrya Cornell of Greenwood

 

Sunflower County

Sunflower MLTw

(l to r) Kelvin Lewis of Moorhead and Annie Washington of Moorhead

 

Washington County

Washington MLTw

(l to r) Jerririta Singh of Leland, Lakendra Hinton of Greenville and Jaleesa Lewis of Greenville

 

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Laboratories date back to the early 1900's, providing vital information to aid in the detecting, diagnosing, and prevention of disease. Laboratory tests impact over 70% of all medical decisions. There are approximately 300,000 medical laboratory professionals that perform and interpret more than 10 billion tests annually. Labradorians are key members of the health care team. As the demand for Medical Laboratory Technicians grows, the MLT program at MDCC continues to provide its students with quality education and training so they can enter into a field that is rich with opportunities.

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For more information about the Medical Laboratory Technology program, click here to visit their website.