The program that I'm majoring in is Medical Laboratory Technology, where we are trained to become lab techs; we help doctors and nurses diagnose a patient's condition by running specific lab tests on samples and specimens of body fluids and tissues (such as blood, urine, cerebral spinal fluid, etc.). The curriculum can be very challenging; the head of our program said that it would not be good idea to be working while taking the classes because the course demands a lot of attention and studying outside the classroom. We do have labs attached with each class; we have learned how to withdraw a couple of tubes of blood from a patient, type the blood (ABO and Rh), analysis on urine specimens (physical, chemical and microscopic examination), and more. Our instructors put a lot of effort and time into teaching us through class lecture and through lab; they have made deals with hospitals for donated specimens and supplies that we work with in the lab for better practice and preparation for when we go out into the workforce. In the very last semester of the program, each of us are assigned to a directed practice (different hospitals and medical facilities) for internship. We work under the supervision of the certified lab techs and get to apply our skills that we learned in the field; this lasts for about 3-4 months. I've heard that some of those places have hired those students upon graduation and helped to pay for their tuition if they decide to transfer their credits to a 4 year college/university to continue their education for a Bachelor's degree.