(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.
For Distance Education courses (LRCR) in the MLT Program-
- Admission requirements for distance education are the same as for on-ground courses.
- There are no specialized fees associated with distance education.
- Technology resources required for distance education include a computer/laptop with internet access (wifi) and access to a printer (black and white or color); the QVCC Library has a limited supply of laptops/hotspots that students can borrow on a first-come, first-served basis.
- There are a number of resources available to students for assistance with navigating technology/software- at the following link: https://guides.qvcc.edu/virtualQV/TechHelp
QVCC’s local IT support number is (860) 932-4016. In addition, there is the 24 hour student help hot line at: (860) 732-0221
- QVCC is a member of NC-SARA allowing the college to offer online classes in all states who are members (all except California). See-https://qvcc.edu/student-resources/educational_technology/
- If a student moves to a state where QVCC does not have approval to operate a distance educational program, this may adversely impact the student’s ability to complete the program or gain in-field employment.
For further information, contact Program Coordinator TImothy Shizume .
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