Tyler Junior College

Medical Laboratory Technology

Program Philosophy

To provide a comprehensive collegiate experience that is anchored in the rich traditions of a quality education, vibrant campus life and community service.

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


  • 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  • To provide qualified training in medical technology and provide retraining for people whose job skills are outdated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: Pirtle T-255

Email: cbak@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2367

Advising contact: 903-510-2662