College Catalog & Student Handbook 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S.
Offered at Main Campus
The Medical Laboratory Technology program is a 24-month program that begins in the Summer term. Students who have completed all Term I courses are considered Advanced Standing students and may begin in Fall term. Medical Laboratory Technicians are skilled professionals who assist the pathologist in examining for disease by using various chemical and microscopic procedures. The medical laboratory technician adjusts and operates diagnostic equipment, microscopes and computerized instruments used in the medical laboratory setting.
Clinical and laboratory experiences are available in the IHCC area. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded an AAS degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and are eligible to take the ASCP Board of Certification Examination.
To apply for the Medical Laboratory Technology program, prospective students must complete an IHCC application and submit high school transcripts or High School Equivalency Diploma scores and take one of the following: ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER test. Testing may be scheduled by calling the IHCC Testing Center at (641) 683-5142 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5142. Admission is based on GPA and test scores.
Criminal background, drug screening, and dependent adult and child abuse record checks are required prior to beginning any clinical courses.
The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply basic knowledge, principles, and concepts, in order to/and perform as a competent, entry- level Medical Laboratory Technician.
- Apply critical/analytical thinking, interpretive, and problem solving skills as appropriate for a Medical Laboratory Technician.
- Utilize effective and appropriate communication.
- Maintain professional, legal, and ethical standards of practice.
- Develop an appreciation and awareness for professional growth and lifelong learning.
- Provide the area healthcare communities with graduates possessing the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to function as a competent Medical Laboratory Technician.
Program Total: 77.5 Credits