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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Technician, A.A.S.

This is a career-oriented program that prepares students to work primarily in laboratory setting under the direction of a laboratory manager. The program is comprised of clinical and non-clinical components, with lecture as well as competency based experiences in performing clinical procedures. General education and program requirements are designed for students interested in pursuing laboratory positions and further education. There is also a non-compensated internship experience in which students work in an actual laboratory setting.  Medical Laboratory Technician is a selective admittance program and students must meet prerequisite requirements before entering the Medical Core coursework. Students must maintain a grade of “C” or better in all required courses to successfully complete the program. Students must provide appropriate health records that include a history and physical, required immunizations, and a negative TB test prior to internship. Students must also have current American Heart Association’s “Healthcare Provider” CPR certification. Also, Students will undergo a background check and drug screen prior to internship. Any negative findings may prohibit a student from participating in their internship, and thus not be able to complete the Medical Laboratory Technician degree program. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology national certification exam in medical laboratory technician.