DEGREE: ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
DIVISION: ALLIED HEALTH
The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) performs scientific, diagnostic tests in the medical laboratory to help physicians detect, diagnose, treat, and prevent disease. The medical laboratory combines the latest computer technology with scientific instrumentation to create a challenging and ever expanding workplace. The MLT works with microscopes, computers, and instruments on body fluids, tissues, and cells. MLT graduates are employed in hospital laboratories, clinics, doctors’ offices, blood banks, research and commercial laboratories.
The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is a 24 month program which accepts one class each year in January. The deadline for application to this limited admissions program is October 15.
To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Successfully completed all prerequisite courses.
- Possess a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0.
- Be able to meet program’s technical standards/essential functions.
Prerequisites: MATH 120 - Contemporary Math , ENGL 101 - English Composition I , BIOL 161 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology , and BIOL 163 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory .
The Medical Laboratory Technician Associate of Applied Science degree program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Il. 60018, phone: 773-714-8880, fax: 773-714-8886, email: email@example.com, www.naacls.org