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Explore the Health Sciences Lab Programs at PC

 

HISTOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY   |   PHLEBOTOMY   |   MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

Phoenix College's Health Sciences Lab Programs
are Responding to Increased Demand for Grads

 

Healthcare workers are in record demand, here in Phoenix, and across the U.S.  While the staffing shortage faced by frontline medical responders is well documented, the need for trained professionals in other essential aspects of patient care has received less attention.  Medical lab professionals, the people who collect, test, and help diagnose illness, are working around the clock to expedite our recovery from the pandemic.  

If you’ve always had a knack for science, and enjoy the problem-solving process, Phoenix College can help you develop your interests into employer-ready skills.  Whether you're considering a career change, or are investigating the science of healthcare for the first time, PC's programs in Medical Laboratory Science, Histologic Science, and Phlebotomy can help you move forward.

Proclamation

Arizona Governor Recognizes Importance of Local Medical Lab Professionals

Gov. Doug Ducey has given a nod to the Arizonans who are ensuring critical diagnostic tests are available to patients and physicians.

Ducey issued the official proclamation in honor of Medical Lab Professionals Week, an annual, nation-wide movement that acknowledges the vital role lab teams play in healthcare settings.

Left: Ducey's Gubernatorial Proclamation is displayed in a Phoenix College lab, where a technician analyzes blood samples.

 

Explore Medical Laboratory Science at Phoenix College

 

Medical Laboratory Science

BECOME A MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 
Medical Laboratory Technicians, also known as MLTs, a part of the initial diagnostic process.  They help doctors, researchers, and other providers detect abnormalities through: collecting samples, analyzing fluids, reviewing test results, and maintaining equipment.

ACADEMIC OPTIONS
Earn an Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) or a Certificate of Completion (CCL). 

Many grads from Phoenix College's Medical Laboratory Science AAS program go on to industry management positions. The application process for Medical Laboratory Science takes place twice yearly: in the Late Spring and Early Fall Semesters.

 

11% GROWTH PROJECTED
Job growth for Clinical Laboratory Technicians, which includes Medical Laboratory Technicians, is expected to grow by 11% between 2020 and 2030, which is faster than average *
* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupation Outlook Handbook.

Explore Histologic Technology at Phoenix College

 

Histologic Technology

BECOME A HISTOTECHNICIAN
Histoechnicians specialize in the microscopic study of tissues.  They're essential to histology teams, which diagnose disease and abnormalities.  Learn lab procedures, tissue processing for microscopic examination, assisting in frozen section procedures, embedding methods, microtomy and special staining techniques.

ACADEMIC OPTIONS
Earn an Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) or a Certificate of Completion (CCL).  The application process for Histologic Technology takes place once yearly, near the end of the Fall Semester.

 

11% GROWTH PROJECTED
Job growth for Clinical Laboratory Technicians, which includes Histotechnicians, is expected to grow by 11% between 2020 and 2030, which is faster than average *
* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupation Outlook Handbook.

Explore Phlebotomy at Phoenix College

 

Phlebotomy

BECOME A PHLEBOTOMIST
Phlebotomists draw blood to help physicians evaluate patients' health, and diagnose illness. Learn to collect fluid and tissue samples, draw blood using multiple collection techniques, explain procedures to patients, and conduct standard laboratory tests.  

ACADEMIC OPTIONS
Earn a Certificate of Completion (CCL).  The application process for Phlebotomy takes place once yearly, in the Summer.

 

22% GROWTH PROJECTED
Job growth for Phlebotomists is expected to grow by 22% between 2020 and 2030, which is much faster than average *
* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupation Outlook Handbook.

Questions? Join an Information Session.

Join a Virtual Information Session to learn more about all three programs.  Topics will include: Application processes,  prerequisites, course requirements, career possibilities, and much more.  You'll also have the opportunity to meet Rochelle Helminski, who has served as program director since 2016.

 

Why Phoenix College?

Phoenix College’s Health Sciences Lab Programs are well known throughout the Valley.  PC is centrally located, where it's boasted an active and diverse student body since 1920.  In May, the College will celebrate the graduation of its 100th class.

Have you joined an Information Session, and are ready to take the next step?  Visit the Enrollment Center Page to take advantage of the many services available to new students:  Admissions, Registering for Classes, Paying Your Tuition; and, Financial Aid, which is available for most degree (but not certificate) programs.  Learn why Phoenix College has earned a reputation for providing quality and affordable education for over a century.