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2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S.


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*Second Year courses are still awaiting curriculum approval*

 

Major Code: 248

 

The Medical Laboratory Technology program prepares its graduates for employment in hospital, urgent care, physicians’ office, research and industry laboratory settings. Examination and analysis of body fluids, tissues and cells play a crucial role in physician’s ability to diagnose and treat disease. The medical laboratory technology program trains students to work in various areas of the clinical laboratory, including hematology, urinalysis, immunohematology (blood bank), microbiology, chemistry, and phlebotomy. Students collect blood samples, work with state of the art clinical laboratory instrumentation, perform clinical and microscope analysis of urine, crosss-match blood for transfusion, identify abnormal blood cells under the microscope and identify infectious bacteria-causing infection in various body locations. Upon completion of the accredited program, graduates will possess an associate of applied science degree and are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification national certifying examination. Those passing the examination and certified as medical laboratory technicians (MLT-ASCP). 

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Interpret patient and quality control test results for normal, abnormal, and critical values and take appropriate follow up action when necessary.
  2. Operate and maintain laboratory instrumentation in the Phlebotomy, Hematology, Immunohematology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Immunology/Serology, and Coagulation areas of the clinical laboratory.
  3. Recognize the clinical significance of laboratory results in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
  4. Interpret and recognize the aspects of a laboratory quality assurance program.
  5. Communicate sufficiently to meet the needs of the laboratory and patient care.
  6. Successfully pass a National Certification Exam (ASCP) in Medical Laboratory Technician.

 

CIP Code: 51.1004

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