Get ready for a meaningful medical career with Montco's Medical Laboratory Technician Associate in Applied Science degree program. After successfully completing our program at Central Campus's new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center, you will be able to perform diagnostic tests on blood and other body fluids. You'll also deliver valuable information to physicians.

Along with clinical courses, your classes include the humanities and sciences. You'll practice what you've learned at campus facilities and area hospital and commercial laboratories. You'll also develop interpersonal skills, study diseases and relate lab work to other aspects of health care.

After completing our nationally accredited program, you will be eligible to take national certification examinations. You can also find work in hospitals, commercial and physician labs, pharmaceutical companies and a variety of other laboratories.

Program outcomes
  • Collect and prepare clinical specimens for analysis;
  • Operate laboratory instruments;
  • Perform a variety of diagnostic analyses according to prescribed methodology;
  • Monitor and assess the quality of data generated;
  • Recognize problems which may occur during testing;
  • Describe principles, reactions and reagents for each method studied;
  • Relate test results to other patient information to the extent required for understanding the analyses;
  • Demonstrate behavior and attitudes consistent with those of laboratory professionals.
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Accreditation

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by NAACLS, The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

5600 N. River Rd.
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
phone: 733-714-8880
website: www.naacls.org

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the MLT program to respond to the needs of the community by educating students to perform a wide variety of clinical laboratory procedures and prepare these students to perform competently as Medical Laboratory Technicians upon graduation.

Special Admission Requirements

All applicants seeking admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program (MLT) are required to submit a completed online Petition for Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program.

About the admission process

 


Program Curriculum

Program effective Fall 2018
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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 130 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIO 141 Clinical Microbiology I 4
BIO 241 Clinical Microbiology II 4
BIT 124 Molecular Techniques 2
CHE 131 Chemistry for the Technologies I 4
CHE 132 Chemistry for the Technologies II 4
HCP 120 Ethical Issues Affecting Consumers and the Health Care Professions 3
MLT 110 Introduction for the MLT 4
MLT 123 Immunohematology Lecture 2
MLT 124 Immunohematology Lab 1
MLT 125 Hematology Lecture 2
MLT 126 Hematology Lab 1
MLT 233 Clinical Chemistry Lecture 3
MLT 234 Clinical Chemistry Lab 2
MLT 235 Clinical Practicum in MLT 1 3
MLT 244 Professional Issues in MLT 2
MLT 245 Clinical Practicum in MLT II 6
MLT 246 MLT Seminar 1

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Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1 (summer)

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3

Semester 2 (fall)

Course ID Title Credits
CHE 131 Chemistry for Technology I 4

BIO-130

 

Introductory Anatomy and Physiology* 4

Semester 3 (spring)**

Course ID Title Credits
HCP 120 Ethical Issues Affecting Consumers and the Healthcare Professions 3
CHE 132 Chemistry for Technology II 4

Semester 4 (fall)

Course ID Title Credits
MLT 110 Introduction for the Medical Laboratory Technician 3
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3

Semester 5 (spring)

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 141 Clinical Microbiology I 4
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3

Semester 6 (fall)

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 241 Clinical Microbiology II 4
BIT 124 Molecular Techniques 4

Semester 7 (spring)

Course ID Title Credits
MLT 123 Immunohematology Lecture 2
MLT 124 Immunohematology Lab 1
MLT 125 Hematology Lecture 2
MLT 126 Hematology Lab 1

Semester 8 (fall)

Course ID Title Credits
MLT 233 Clinical Chemistry Lecture 3
MLT 234 Clinical Chemistry Lab 2
MLT 235 Clinical Practicum in MLT I 3

Semester 9 (spring)

Course ID Title Credits
MLT 244 Professional Issues in MLT 2
MLT 245 Clinical Practicum in MLT II 6
MLT 246 MLT Seminar 1

 *Note: students may have to complete CHE 121 and/or BIO 121 prior to these courses

**Students submit petition for admission in February