2013-2014 catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Medical Laboratory Technology Program, A.A.S.
This program prepares students for entry level positions as medical laboratory technicians. Students will work with a variety of specimens including blood, urine, and other body fluids and tissues. They will learn to perform laboratory techniques and methodologies and how to apply them to patient specimens and clinical needs. Students will demonstrate knowledge of how to interpret the tests and procedures to provide information that will help detect, diagnose, and treat disease. Clinical experiences are required of all students.
Medical laboratory scientists are critical members of the health care team. Graduates are employed by hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, research labs, physicians and in community based medical laboratories. Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), 33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1600, Chicago, Illinois, 60603, (312) 541-4999. The Medical Laboratory Technology AAS program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Lab Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119.
Specific admission criteria for the program are outlined in the college catalog. Separate polices exist for the Medical Laboratory Technology program, including grading. These policies can be found in the Medical Laboratory Technology Handbook.
All MDLT courses will be taken at Meridian Health.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Assess, analyze, implement and evaluate laboratory tests and results, incorporating measures of quality assurance
- Utilize critical thinking as a framework for decision making, analyzing information and solutions and solving problems
- Practice effective communication skills with clients, and members of the health care team
- Demonstrate legal and ethical accountability for professional practice
- Incorporate principles from social sciences, biological sciences, and humanities into the practice of a medical laboratory technician
- Practice within the limits of a nationally certified medical laboratory technician
General Education - 24 credits as follows:
Career Studies - 48 credits as follows:
Credits required for degree: 72
Program Code for registration: PMDLT
Suggested Sequence - Medical Laboratory Technology Program A.A.S.
The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Basic Skills requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. Students must satisfy specific requirements in order to be admitted to this program. See Admission to Health Sciences Progams in the catalog.
Semester 3, 4 and 5:
Semester 3, 4 and 5 for this program are offered in one academic year from September 1 through July 30.
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