(63 semester hours minimum)
A medical laboratory technician (MLT) is a health care professional who works in hospital and reference laboratories performing various analysis on blood and other body fluids. Areas MLT’s work in include clinical chemistry, hematology and coagulation, blood bank, microbiology and serology.
Graduates of the degree program will be eligible to sit for the MLT(ASCP) national certification exam.
The associates degree consists of 63 credits and students take general education courses in chemistry and human biology as well as core courses in all the major areas of the laboratory. This program also consists of a 400 hour internship experience at area hospitals.
In addition to General Education Outcomes, learners who complete the Associates degree will:
- Apply knowledge of theory and principles related to body fluids, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, blood bank, and laboratory information systems;
- Apply knowledge of fundamental biological characteristics related to laboratory testing;
- Apply principles of performing basic laboratory procedures;
- Accurately perform venipuncture and capillary puncture procedures;
- Assess results by correlating laboratory data with clinical or other laboratory data;
- Evaluate laboratory data to recognize disease states;
- Prepare and process specimens, equipment, and instruments as well as controls and reagents;
- Perform with ethical and legal guidelines as well as within the profession’s scope of practice.