Tyler Junior College

Medical Laboratory Technology

Program Goals

The Medical Technology faculty supports the TJC mission statement: To provide a comprehensive collegiate experience that is anchored in the rich traditions of a quality education, vibrant campus life and community service.

The goals of the MLT program are to provide the health care community with graduates who are competent, employable, entry-level Medical Laboratory Technologists, who are qualified by academic and practical training to provide service in clinical laboratory science, The Tyler Junior College Medical Laboratory Technology Program strives to instill the value of a lifelong learning process to enhance personal growth, development in the workplace, and leadership skills.

The Medical Technology faculty has set as its objectives the following educational, environmental, and social goal.


  • To respond effectively to the needs of the job market by preparing qualified graduates with higher order thinking skills
  • To provide qualified training in medical technology and provide retraining for people whose job skills are outdated
  • To provide graduates with marketable skills and job entry proficiencies which will demonstrate the quality in our educational system
  • To provide an innovative and stimulating process of instruction by incorporating the latest theories and/or procedures in all courses. The faculty strives for excellence by participating in professional development activities when resources allow


  • To maintain a climate of mutual trust and respect among students, faculty and administration as well as to create a climate wherein students and faculty easily and informally discuss ideas and interests
  • To create an atmosphere of cooperation, respect, dignity and equality which transcends racial, ethnic, cultural and global boundaries
  • To guide students toward accepting responsibility for their actions in all aspects of life including self-directed learning

Personal and Social

  • To help students improve their sense of self-worth and self-confidence and to instill a sense of commitment to life-long learning
  • To encourage concern for the welfare of mankind as individuals and society as a whole

Medical Laboratory Technology Contact Information

Catherine Baker, MA, BSMT (ASCP)
Department Chair
Office: RNHS building-2.242

Email: cbak@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2367

Advising contact: 903-510-2662