Medical Laboratory Technician (Associate of Applied Science)Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 17 months*
Medical Laboratory Technician (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement
The program provides students with training in the classroom and laboratory, as well as real-world experiences that allow them to utilize fully-equipped, professional-grade laboratories. The MLT student will gain the knowledge and skills needed to accurately perform diagnostic testing in all major areas of the laboratory. The program prepares students to successfully complete national certification examinations offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) and state certification examinations (if applicable).
Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes
The program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparing blood, urine and biological samples for analysis; use of laboratory equipment to detect microorganisms; monitor tests and procedures; analyze chemical content of fluids; and have a working comprehension of the technical aspects of blood banking.