Medical Laboratory Technology
The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum is a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program of study that prepares individuals to work in a medical laboratory. This program is designed to meet the standards and requirements for careers in clinical laboratory science. At career entry, the medical laboratory technician/clinical laboratory technician will be able to perform routing clinical laboratory test (such as hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular, and or emerging diagnostics) as the primary analyst making specimen-oriented decisions on predetermined criteria. Upon successful completion of the technical program, the student will be eligible to take a national certification examination.
The curriculum is planned to be completed within two academic years and two summers. Courses in biological and physical sciences, social sciences, mathematics, humanities, and fine arts provide foundation and support for Medical Laboratory Technology courses. The MLT courses combine theory and clinical teaching experiences in a related sequence.
After successful completion of all didactic courses during the final twenty-six weeks of the program, the student will participate in clinical practicum. The practicum is a comprehensive experience in one of the affiliated hospital laboratories during which time the student builds technical skills under direct supervision of the clinical instructor. The clinical practicum schedule will be Monday thru Friday 7am to 3pm (time will vary between clinical sites).
Our Medical Laboratory Technology Program is Noteworthy
- The MDCC MLT Program is known for graduating highly competent laboratory professionals who also have an extraordinary success rate on national board examinations.
- Accredited by National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences since 1982.
- Pathology Board of Registry Exam for MLT's - Students graduating from MDCC's MLT Program frequently place in the top ten percent of the country.
- MS/LA Clinical Laboratory Technician Student Bowl: winner eight times, runner-up six times.
- Program Outcomes
For further information, contact
Patricia Kelly, MLT Director