Medical Laboratory Technology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 60 credits

About this program
Medical laboratory technicians perform a wide range of routine laboratory procedures associated with blood and body-fluid analysis. In cooperation with affiliate health care facilities, the college offers a two-year hybrid program (online lectures, campus-based labs) for training medical laboratory technicians. The curriculum includes general education, science, medical laboratory technician courses and a 16-week clinical experience at an affiliate health care laboratory. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification exam and employment. The majority of Medical Laboratory Technology graduates work in hospital and clinic laboratories. Graduates may articulate to a four-year institution to receive a bachelor of science degree in Medical Laboratory Science.
Program outcomes
  1. Evaluate the importance of patient identification, collection, transport, processing of blood and body fluid specimens for analysis.
  2. Safely collect and process biological specimens for analysis.
  3. Perform accurate laboratory testing including quality assurance and quality control procedures.
  4. Operate laboratory instruments/analyzers and perform preventive and corrective maintenance when required.
  5. Demonstrate multitasking skills where a wide variety of testing procedures are performed.
  6. Correlate didactic and clinical phases of laboratory education in the evaluation and interpretation of laboratory test data.
  7. Demonstrate career entry competencies as defined by NAACLS.
  8. Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills with patients, lab personnel, health care professionals and the public.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
Tracks

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
54 Required courses
6 Restricted electives in MnTC Goal Areas
60 Total

AAS

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
BIOL1170 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3
MLT1110 Phlebotomy Skills 2
MLT1115 Basic Laboratory Techniques 2
MLT1123 Immunohematology 4
MLT1130 Laboratory Calculations 2
MLT1215 Hematology 3
MLT1225 Biological Fluids 2
MLT2130 Diagnostic Chemistry 4
MLT2150 Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics 2
MLT2223 Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluids 2
MLT2224 Clinical Immunohematology 3
MLT2227 Clinical Chemistry and Immunology 3
MLT2231 Clinical Microbiology 3
MLT2232 Clinical Hematology and Coagulation 3
MLT2265 Diagnostic Microbiology 4
MLT2315 Immunology 2
MLT2346 Clinical Applications 1
MLT2350 Professional Issues in Medical Laboratory Technology 2

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
2. Critical Thinking

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
9. Ethical and Civic Responsibility
Plans

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1st Fall Term - 13 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
BIOL1170 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
MLT1115 Basic Laboratory Techniques 2
MLT1225 Biological Fluids 2
MLT2315 Immunology 2

1st Spring Term - 17 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3
MLT1123 Immunohematology 4
MLT1130 Laboratory Calculations 2
MLT1215 Hematology 3
MLT2150 Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics 2

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
2. Critical Thinking

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
MLT1110 Phlebotomy Skills 2
MLT2130 Diagnostic Chemistry 4
MLT2265 Diagnostic Microbiology 4
MLT2350 Professional Issues in Medical Laboratory Technology 2

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
9. Ethical and Civic Responsibility

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
MLT2223 Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluids 2
MLT2224 Clinical Immunohematology 3
MLT2227 Clinical Chemistry and Immunology 3
MLT2231 Clinical Microbiology 3
MLT2232 Clinical Hematology and Coagulation 3
MLT2346 Clinical Applications 1