Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Medical Laboratory Technician

SOUTH 
Associate of Science (525.1)

This program prepares graduates for entry into clinical laboratory work. Employment opportunities exist in hospitals and private laboratories where work is done under the supervision of a pathologist. For more information on careers in the medical laboratory, visit the website of the American Society of Clinical Pathology.

Graduates are eligible to take the national examination for certification as Medical Laboratory Technicians MLT (ASCP).   

Admission is limited by the availability of clinical sites. Students must make a separate application to this program. Applicants must be eligible for college-level courses and should have a science background. Introduction to Human Biology (BIO-103) may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite of MLT-111.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Perform aseptic technique.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in all laboratory exercises by performance of test procedures with results and control values within acceptable manufacturer's control limits.
  3. Perform tests and identify clinically important microbes.
  4. Exhibit medical laboratory knowledge, professionalism and ethical behavior.
  5. Perform clinical tests under the supervision of qualified facility personnel.

This 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).

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 70-71

First Semester

Course #         Course Name

Credits

ALH-140

Medical Terminology

3

CHM-1091

Introduction to Chemistry

4

ENG-101

English Composition 1 

3

MLT-111

Clinical Laboratory Techniques 1

4

MLT-161

Clinical Instrumentation & Clinical Chemistry 1

4

 

Total Credits

18

Second Semester

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

MLT-112

Clinical Laboratory Techniques 2

4

MLT-151

Clinical Microbiology 1

4

MLT-162

Clinical Chemistry 2

4

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

Total Credits

18

Summer

 

Humanities Elective

3

 

Total Credits

3

Third Semester

MLT-152

Clinical Microbiology 2

5

MLT-220

Clinical Hematology

4

MLT-225

Clinical Immunohematology    

4

 

Mathematics Elective
(Refer to the mathematics course descriptions in the
CCAC academic catalog for mathematics courses
appropriate to specific program areas.)

3–4

 

Total Credit

16–17

 

Fourth Semester

MLT-250

Clinical Laboratory Seminar

3

MLT-251

Clinical Laboratory Externship

12

 

Total Credits

15

1Successful  completion of both CHM-110 and CHM-111 also meet the requirement.

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