NCC to Hold Medical Tech and Respiratory Care Programs Info Session
Overall employment of medical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026.
Bethlehem, PA (11/09/2018) — Northampton Community College well hold a free information session about its cooperative programs with Reading Community College, Medical Lab Technician and Respiratory Care on Monday, November 26, at 6:00 p.m. at the Student Enrollment Center, Bethlehem Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, the overall employment of medical laboratory technicians and of respiratory therapists is projected to grow faster than the national average from 2016 to 2026.
Medical Laboratory Technicians perform tests under the direction of a physician who specializes in diagnosing the causes and nature of disease. Medical Laboratory Technicians also work under the supervision of scientists doing research on new drugs or the improvement of laboratory techniques. Graduates may seek employment with hospitals, independent laboratories, physicians, clinics, public health agencies, pharmaceutical firms, research institutions and industrial laboratories. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).
The respiratory care program allows students to complete general education requirements at Northampton Community College. Upon completion on general education requirements, students would apply to the Reading Area Community College Respiratory Care Program. This program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Graduates are therefore eligible to take a national certifying exam to become a certified or registered Respiratory Therapist.
For more information and to register, visit www.northampton.edu/info-sessions.
About Northampton Community College
With an enduring commitment to the regional community it serves and a focus on student success, Northampton Community College has developed a reputation as an institution of extraordinary distinction, earning accolades at the state and national levels for innovative programs, outstanding faculty and impressive student achievements. It counts among its successful alumni a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and an Academy Award winning director as well as a host of CEOs, presidents, and leaders of business and industry. Today, Northampton Community College has locations in Bethlehem, Southside Bethlehem, Easton, and Monroe County, serving 30,000 students each year from 53 counties, 42 countries and 25 states. For more information, or to apply, please visit www.northampton.edu.