I met with my Department of Rehab counselor today and we spent a little over an hour working up my plan to become a medical lab technician or maybe a medical laboratory scientist. I could be a legit actual scientist!
Basically, it looks like this :
- Complete perquisites at CoC
- Meet program requirements (things like health testing, malpractice insurance)
- Complete degree
- Sit for state licensing exam
- Find employment
- Continue to support me thru first 3 months of employment
They’ll be paying for everything, even my transportation fees, which is pretty amazing.
Tonight I applied for admission at College of the Canyons and also applied for FAFSA.
In two weeks I’ll be attending orientation for the program, and hopefully I’ll have all my questions in order by them.
One of those questions is if I take the Phlebotomy elective within the program, does this get me my phlebotomy cert, which is a requirement for admission into the program. If it doesn’t, will I be better off getting my cert thru AV Adult School instead?
There’s a lot to think about but taking everything one step at a time will ensure everything is done right.