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Program / Clinical Laboratory Technician

Is taught in: CECyT 15 | CECyT 16 | CECyT 6


The Clinical Laboratory Technician career is a career recognized for its quality and updated curriculum and programs, as well as the teaching staff that teaches them.

The objective of the Clinical Laboratory Technician is to contribute to the development of the country's activity by generating sources of employment and foreign exchange.

The students of this career are prepared for life by overcoming the challenges that Education 4.0 demands and upon completion of their studies they will be ready for the social and labor impact that the Institute demands today in its internationalization.

Candidate's Profile


  • Classes are given in Spanish.
  • Basic knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, history, geography, civics, mathematics, reading and writing, English, and computers.


  • Study habits.
  • Interest in research.
  • Inclination towards experimental sciences.
  • Handling laboratory materials and instruments.


  • Order
  • Respect
  • Punctuality
  • Responsibility to work in the laboratory.
  • To be observant and easy to abstract.

Graduate's profile

Generic Competences

  • Knows and values him/herself and approaches problems and challenges with goals in mind.
  • Chooses and practices healthy lifestyles.
  • Listens, interprets, and delivers relevant messages in different contexts using appropriate media, codes, and tools. Participates and collaborates effectively in diverse teams.
  • Contributes to sustainable development critically with responsible actions.
  • Supports a personal position on topics of interest and general relevance, considering other points of view critically and reflectively.

Disciplinary Competences

  • Establishes the interrelationship between science, technology, society, and the environment in specific historical and social contexts.
  • Identify problems, formulate scientific questions, and formulate the necessary hypotheses to answer them.
  • Contrasts the results obtained in an investigation or experiment with previous hypotheses and communicates their conclusions.
  • Evaluates personal or common preconceptions about diverse natural phenomena based on scientific evidence.

Professional Competences

  • Analyze the structure and cellular functioning of tissues, organs, apparatus, and systems of the human body to apply the techniques and procedures in the clinical laboratory.
  • Performs the procedures and techniques to obtain different types of biological samples.
  • Applies the procedures and techniques for the handling of reagents, materials, and clinical laboratory equipment based on the official Mexican standards.
  • Applies techniques for bacteriological, immunological, hematological, and parasitological diagnosis; qualitative and quantitative techniques for the clinical and metabolic evaluation of the patient.
  • Applies bioethical procedures in the relationship between the clinical laboratory technician and the patient.

Academic Requirements

To enroll in the Middle Highschool with Technical Studies of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), the applicant must comply with the requirements established by the assignment contest of the Comisión Metropolitana de Instituciones Públicas de Educación Media Superior (COMIPEMS). Once the results are published, the student must complete the enrollment process as mentioned in the call for applications.

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Curriculum Map

Check the list of subjects, credits and total hours of the program in:

Plan 2008

Plan 2021