Medical Laboratory Technology (2220)
MISSION STATEMENT: Creating competent, ethical, confident entry-level healthcare practitioners committed to professional development through life-long learning in a positive, non-discriminatory and supportive learning environment.
THE CAREER: Medical laboratory professionals have unlimited choices of practice settings: hospitals, reference laboratories, clinics, business and industry. Areas of scientific exploration open to students are the immune system, cell marker technology and cancer research. In the clinical area, drug testing, therapeutic drug monitoring and biogenetics are a few of the specialties with openings. For a qualified laboratory professional, the possibilities are as limitless as the imagination. For additional information about a rewarding career as a medical laboratory technician, write:
Board of RegistryTHE PROGRAM: This limited access program, accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) at 8410 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 670, Chicago, Illinois 60631-3415, enables graduates to sit for the State of Florida, Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel licensure examination and the ASCP Medical Laboratory Technician examination. One class of 20 is admitted each fall and spring term. Students may find it difficult to work during the professional phase of the program due to clinical demands. Students will be expected to perform in a professional manner during the campus and clinical phases and must have excellent coordination skills.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in the medical laboratory courses and complete all campus-based courses with a grade point average of 2.0 or better before entering the clinical phase of their education. Placement in the clinical practicum phase of the program is on a space available basis; a GPA-ranked waiting list will determine placement should space become limited for reasons beyond the control of the program.
MLT 1022C Introduction to Health Technology must be completed or in progress prior to submitting an application to the program.
NOTE: This associate in science degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associates degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to university transfer requirements.
Requirements and Recommended Course Groupings
The following is a presentation of required courses in recommended course groupings for this program. These groupings are only a suggested guide, and there is no requirement to follow these precisely. The availability of courses, the students testing and academic performance and other factors may alter the students actual course completion sequence. Students of this program may register for courses in any grouping as long as the student has met any prerequisites for the course.
Course Grouping One
(First term load for full-time students.)
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(Second term load for full-time students.)
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*Refer to A.S. degree General
NOTE: Prior to contact
with patients or patient specimens, students must furnish proof of childhood
immunizations and Hepatitis B immunization. Contact program manager for