Medical Laboratory Technology

What it's about

The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum prepares individuals to perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and immunohematology that may be used in the maintenance of health and diagnosis/treatment of disease. It is the mission of the Medical Laboratory Technology Program to provide quality learning opportunities to prepare individuals for successful employment as Medical Laboratory Technician.

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  • Medical Laboratory Technician

Courses you'll take

Course work emphasizes mathematical and scientific concepts related to specimen collection, laboratory testing and procedures, quality assurance, and reporting/recording and interpreting findings involving tissues, blood, and body fluids.

What you'll gain

Graduates will be eligible to take a national examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification. Employment opportunities include laboratories in hospitals, medical offices, industry, and research facilities.

Who to Contact

Contact: Tina McDaniel 336.249.8186 ext. 6720 or tmcdaniel@davidsonccc.edu
Clair Wylie 336.249.8186 ext. 6276 or cwylie@davidsonccc.edu
Kim Myers 336.249.8186 ext. 6275 or kmyers@davidsonccc.edu 

Apply on DCCC's website and meet with an enrollment counselor.

 

Program Outcome Goals:

  1. Graduation Rate: At least 70% of those entering the second half of the program (first clinical rotation) will graduate from the program.
  2. Passing Rate for Certification Exams: At least 75% of those graduating in a given year will pass the Board of Certification examination within the first year of graduation.
  3. Employment of Graduates: At least 70% of graduates who seek employment will be successful in obtaining employment in MLT or continue their education within one year of graduation.
  4. Graduate Satisfaction: At least 90% of graduates will evaluate the quality of instruction, their ability to perform as an entry-level MLT, and the impact of the program on the quality of life in positive terms.

See MLT Student Handbook for Program Outcome results 

Competencies: 

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills with consumers and coworkers.
  2. Apply critical thinking to solve problems related to clinical lab procedures.
  3. Utilize current technologies to access and process information.
  4. Demonstrate the academic knowledge and technical skills necessary for entry-level medical laboratory practice.
  5. Display professionalism and interdependence by projecting a positive attitude, working as a team member, showing initiative and responsibility, and displaying sensitivity to diversity.

Accreditation: 

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, 773.714.8880.

Technical Standards: 

In addition to DCCC requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of medical laboratory technology. These technical standards are published in the application for admission to health programs and the Student Handbook.

Admission Requirements: 

Applicants for admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology program must complete the requirements for admission as described in the Allied Health Packet.

Advanced Placement/Transfer Credit for Medical Laboratory Technology Courses

The decision regarding transfer credit for medical laboratory technology courses is made by the Director of the program in consultation with members of the faculty and the Associate Dean. Syllabi for courses for which credit is requested will be required.

Progression Requirements

A student must meet all prerequisite and corequisite MLT course requirements with a grade of “C” or better in order to progress in the program.

Criminal Background Check

A criminal background check and drug screen testing are required by the clinical site prior to participation in the clinical component.

If any clinical facility refuses to allow the student to participate in clinical experiences in that clinical agency, the student will not be able to progress in the program.