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June 19, 2009

Cowley teams with Barton County to offer MLT associate degree program


A new partnership between Cowley College and Barton County Community College will bring the popular Medical Laboratory Technician associate degree program to Cowley students.

Prerequisite courses will be offered through Cowley, while MLT courses are offered through Barton. This nationally accredited program will be conducted via online coursework and will provide clinical training in local medical laboratories.

Chris Cannon, Cowley College’s Allied Health Department Chair and Director of EMS Education, is looking forward to partnering with Barton County, whom he believes has one of the premier MLT degree programs in the state of Kansas.

“I think this is a great partnership, this is a growing field and there is a need for more Medical Laboratory Technicians,” Cannon said. “We recognized the need for the program and are excited about bringing this to our students.”

Classes start in August, so call now to enroll. To enroll or find out more information about the degree program, contact 620.229.5985, or visit
Medical Laboratory Technology is a profession, which combines the challenges and rewards of both medicine and science. A medical laboratory technician performs a wide range of laboratory tests including microscopic examination of blood, identification of bacteria and viruses and other laboratory testing that can lead to the diagnosis of diseases such as AIDS, diabetes, and cancer.

Course work is combined in general education, life sciences and the specific medical laboratory sciences, with clinical practicums. This mix, along with classes in written and verbal communication, give students a solid, broad-based education, one that prepares them to enter the field.