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    Jun 22, 2024  
2020-2021 | Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Technician | A.A.S.

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The Medical Laboratory Technician (also known as Clinical Laboratory Technician) program is designed for students who want to contribute to the healthcare field by helping physicians accurately diagnose and treat patients via testing. This program provides students with the skills needed to obtain, process, test and evaluate various biological samples taken from patients, including blood and other body fluids. Students will also become familiar with the use and maintenance of the equipment used in a clinical laboratory. Intensive coursework will be completed on campus, while hands-on practice will take place at participating clinical sites. Individuals trained in this specialty are currently in demand.

The program consists of sequential courses which require four consecutive terms to complete. To extend the Medical Laboratory Technician program over more than two years, a person may take one, two or three general studies or science classes per semester prior to applying for admission to the program. Continuation in and graduation from the MLT program is contingent upon the student earning a minimum grade of “B” or “C” in the courses indicated in the tables below. Classes are held in classrooms and laboratories, while area hospitals provide clinical training sites.

Accreditation ►
The Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)♦  NOTE  Documentation is on file with the program director.
♦ National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences | 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018 | 773.714.8880

Medical Laboratory Technician Program Applicants ►
In addition to complying with the College’s general admission procedures, Medical Laboratory Technician applicants must
have successfully completed one year of high school chemistry within the last 5 years. Applicants may take Introduction to Chemistry (CHM 110S)  as an equivalent course;
have a satisfactory math assessment score or a grade of “B” or better in Math Literacy (MTH 093D) ;
have satisfactory assessment scores in reading and writing and are prepared to take Composition I (ENG 121S)  or successfully complete Developmental Reading and Writing (ENG 092D) ;
have successfully completed first and second semester courses listed for the MLT degree except Introduction to Laboratory Medicine (MLT 121S)  and Urinalysis and Body Fluids (MLT 135S) . These courses must be completed by the end of the Spring Late term; and
submit a Medical Laboratory Technician application  by December 31. Criteria for selection of applicants to be admitted to the program includes a combination of
      satisfactory high school record, including class rank; or GED scores;
      ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer scores;
      previous college work and overall GPA of 2.75 and highest grades in health and science courses;
      two (2) letters of recommendation; and
      satisfactory verbal and written answers to questions posed during an individual interview session.

Applications will be available online , in Student Services, at the Darke County Campus and in the MLT program office between September 1 and December 31. At the time of application, the applicant should demonstrate a clear plan to meet the above requirements prior to entry into the Medical Laboratory Technician program.

MLT program applications will be reviewed to select the class that will begin courses Spring Late term. All applicants will receive written notification of the status of their application by January 17, 2020. Students must successfully complete application requirements prior to the start of the fall MLT clinical courses.

Those selected for the program are required to have physical and immunization forms completed by a physician as well as successful background checks (FBI and BCI) and a drug screening. Applicants selected to the program will receive further information regarding these requirements. If selected for the MLT program, coursework for semesters three and four must be taken consecutively and full time during the day.
NOTE  Registration in and completion of support courses listed for the MLT program does not guarantee selection into the program. If there are more eligible applicants than available openings in the program, the selection will be based on GPA, highest grades in health and science courses and letters of recommendation, if requested.

Click here for the Medical Laboratory Technician Student Handbook    
Click here for the 2020 Medical Laboratory Technician Student Outcomes      

Program Outcomes ►
The student will
perform routine hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular and other emerging clinical laboratory tests according to established protocols and procedures;
evaluate, correlate and assure accuracy, validity and quality control of laboratory information;
make specimen-oriented decisions on predetermined criteria, including a working knowledge of critical values;
assess, analyze and make decisions related to clinical situations, information management, regulatory compliance, education and quality assurance whenever laboratory testing is researched, developed or performed;
demonstrate safe working habits and apply universal safety procedures in the handling of chemical, radiological and biological materials and processes;
demonstrate professionalism in regards to ethical and responsible behavior leading to the gaining and maintaining of the confidence of patients, professional associates and the community;
demonstrate effective interpersonal skills with patients, coworkers and physicians; and
apply experiences encountered in Edison State’s academic core values of written and oral communication, interpersonal/teamwork, critical thinking, ethics, human diversity and inquiry/respect for learning in the clinical laboratory setting.

Semester 1

  ALH 101S Introduction to Health Care     1 C   ►Student must have successful background check to enter program.
►Student must meet health requirements.
►Student must apply for program admittance by December 31.
►Student must have 2.75 GPA to be admitted in program.
  ALH 151S Health Care Medical Terminology   3    
  BIO 126S Anatomy & Physiology II   4    
  CHM 111S Basic Chemistry of Life Processes   3 C  
  CIS 102S Introduction to Spreadsheets * 1    
  MTH 125S General Statistics   3    
  Credit Hours 15    

Semester 2

  BIO 240S Microbiology     2 C   ►Student must maintain 2.0 GPA to remain in program.
►Student must take BIO 240S/BIO 241S combination in Spring Early semester.
  BIO 241S Microbiology Laboratory   1 C  
  COM 121S Fundamentals of Communication *   3    
  ENG 121S Composition I * 3    
  MLT 121S Introduction to Laboratory Medicine   3 B  
  MLT 135S Urinalysis and Body Fluids     3 C  
  Credit Hours 15    

Summer Semester

  PSY 121S Introduction to Psychology *   3 C    
  Humanities Elective *1     3    
  Credit Hours 6    
  1Refer to AAS general education requirements.      

Semester 3

  MLT 230S Clinical Chemistry     4 C   ►Full-time 40 hours/week internship at a clinical site during second half of semester.
  MLT 245S Clinical Microbiology & Parasitology     4 C  
  MLT 291L Directed Practice I   4 C  
  MLT 291R Directed Practice Seminar I     2 C  
  Credit Hours 14    

Semester 4

  MLT 235S Immunology & Blood Bank     4 C   ►Student to submit graduation application.
►Full-time 40 hours/week internship at a clinical site during second half of semester.

  MLT 250S Clinical Hematology & Hemostasis     4 C  
  MLT 292L Directed Practice II   4 C  
  MLT 292R Directed Practice Seminar II     3 C  
  Credit Hours 15    

Total Credit Hours | 65

*These courses may be taken in any sequence during the First, Second, and Summer semesters.

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