Medical Laboratory

Allied Health
Medical Laboratory Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Program Description
The Medical Laboratory Technology program provides the general education core, program specific courses, and the clinical practicum to prepare students for careers as a Medical Laboratory Technician. The knowledge and skills acquired within the classroom and laboratory setting, enhances the learning opportunities for the Medical Laboratory Technology student. Following the successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology Examination.

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, (NAACLS).
            8410 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
            Suite 670, Chicago, Illinois 60631-3415
            Phone: 773.714.8880

Application Procedure
A student desiring to pursue the associate of applied science degree in Allied Health with concentration in Medical Laboratory Technology must:
1.  Apply, meet the general admission requirements and be accepted by Northeast State Technical Community College.
2.  Indicate Allied Health-Concentration: Medical Laboratory Technology as the desired major on the Northeast State Application form.
3.  See a faculty advisor from the Health-Related Professions area prior to registering for classes and obtain faculty approval to register.
Medical Laboratory Technology Program Admission Requirements
The Medical Laboratory Technology program has specific admission criteria, and admission to Northeast State does not guarantee admission to this program.  A student desiring admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology program must complete all required general education courses listed in the typical program of study with a grade of "C" or higher. A student must have attained an overall 2.0 grade point average.  Biological science courses previously taken must have been completed within the last 10 years.  Students desiring admission in the Medical Laboratory Technology program should contact the Health-Related Professions Division office at 423.323.0238.
Typical Programs of Study
General Education Courses
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Course No.                    Course Title                                                                                   
BIOL 1230                      Microbiology (credits-4)                                                                                    
BIOL 2010                      Anatomy & Physiology I (credits-4)                                                                   
BIOL 2020                      Anatomy & Physiology II (credits-4)                                                                   
ENGL 1010                     Composition I (credits-3)                                                                                   
HRPR 1000                     Introduction to Health-Related Professions (credits-3)                                        
MATH 1530                     Probability and Statistics (credits-3)                                                                   
PSYC 1310                     General Psychology (credits-3)                                                                           
Elective                          Humanities/Fine Arts (credits-3)                                                                        

Semester I - Fall
HRPR 1100                    Medical Terminology for Health-Related Professions (credits-3)                             
MLAB 1000                    Orientation to Medical Laboratory Technology (credits-3)                                                                
MLAB 1050                    Hematology/Coagulation (credits-4)                                                                  
SPCH 1300                    Speech Communication (credits-3)                                                                       

Semester II - Spring
MLAB 2010                    Clinical Chemistry (credits-3)                                                                               
MLAB 2020                    Urinalysis/Body Fluids (credits-3)                                                                          
MLAB 2040                    Blood Bank/Serology (credits-3)                                                                            
MLAB 2050                    Clinical Microbiology (credits-3)                                                                            

Semester III - Summer
MLAB 2100                    Clinical Practicum I (credits-6)                                                                              

Semester IV - Fall
MLAB 2110                    Clinical Practicum II (credits-6)                                                                             
MLAB 2990                    Special Topics in Medical Laboratory Technology (credits-3)                                    

Total Credit Hours - 67                                                                                                               

Additional courses may be required to overcome deficiencies in English, mathematics, and reading.

Typical Job Opportunities
Medical Laboratory Technicians may be employed in hospitals, public health facilities, physician's offices, and industries such as pharmaceutical companies. The Medical Laboratory Technician performs most analytical tests on human body fluid and tissues, providing data to the health care team for diagnosis and treatment.

Five-Year Projected Job Increase Rate

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For further information contact:
Linda Lahr, MS, MT (ASCP)
Program Director/Associate Professor
Telephone: 423.354.5500
Fax:           423.245.5930
E-mail: lslahr@NortheastState.edu

Donald S. Coleman, Dean
Health-Related Professions
Telephone:  423.323.0238
Fax:            423.245.5930
E-mail: dscoleman@NortheastState.edu