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Medical Laboratory Technology – AAS Degree

Programs

Medical Laboratory Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Students will work in a hands-on environment while learning how to perform medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. If you want to work with cutting-edge lab equipment to assist doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, this degree is for you!

What You Can Do

Major Employers: Clinical laboratories of hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices,
and other healthcare facilities performing laboratory procedures and
diagnostic tests. Medical laboratory technicians are an essential part of keeping patients healthy, in both clinical settings and behind-the-scenes like in a diagnostic lab setting.

Jobs

  • Medical Laboratory Technician

Earning Potential

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, at Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Modes of Instruction
Learn more about the modes of instruction offered at John A. Logan College.

Program Details

MLT 0093

FIRST YEAR – SUMMER SEMESTER

BIO 205Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
4
*Biology 205 should be taken prior to beginning the program.

FIRST YEAR – FALL SEMESTER

BIO 206Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHM 141General, Organic and Biochemistry I14
Any IAI MathOR MAT 108 College Algebra3 – 4
MLT 120Introduction to Clinical Lab3
14 – 15

FIRST YEAR – SPRING SEMESTER

BIO 226General Microbiology4
CHM 142General, Organic, and Biochemistry II4
MLT 121Serology1.5
MLT 122Clinical Microscopy1.5
MLT 123Phlebotomy3
13

SECOND YEAR – SUMMER SEMESTER

ENG 101English Composition I23
COM 115Speech3
6

SECOND YEAR – FALL SEMESTER

MLT 223Immunohematology (1st 10 1/2 weeks)4
MLT 228Hematology and Hemostasis (1st 10 1/2 weeks)5
MLT 251Clinical Rotation I (Last 6 1/2 weeks)3
12

SECOND YEAR – SPRING SEMESTER

MLT 225Clinical Chemistry (1st 10 1/2 weeks)4
MLT 229Applied Clinical Microbiology (1st 10 1/2 weeks)5
MLT 252Clinical Rotation II (Last 6 1/2 weeks)3
PSY 132General Psychology3
15

Total Hours for Degree65

Notes and Information

Retention in the MLT program requires that the MLT students earn a grade of “C” or better in all MLT and natural science courses (chemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology). The student must achieve a “C” average in the MLT curriculum in order to graduate. If a student fails an MLT or a required natural science course, the course must be repeated with a passing grade (“A”, “B”, or “C”). MLT courses are only offered once a year, so the student will have to wait to take courses until the prerequisite course has been completed with a passing grade. All courses must be taken in sequence as specified by course prerequisites unless permission is granted by the program director. “C” average = 2.0 on a 4- pt. scale; 3.0 on a 5-pt. scale.

MLT Program admission is non-discriminatory, but certain personal and physical attributes are key to success in the profession. These may include the following: good general physical health, good vision (may be corrected), good color vision, and good manual dexterity.

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is a minimum of 65 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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The MLT Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, telephone: (773) 714-8880.

Students who have completed the program requirements are eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the Board of Certification of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). The certified graduate may then use the title “MLT (ASCP).”

John A Logan offers a seamless transfer to the next step in your educational journey for many of our programs. Our academic programs prepare you for what you will need to transfer to a four-year college or university. When you have selected the college where you would like to transfer, it is important to review their specific admission and course requirements. John A Logan College has many articulation agreements with various colleges.

Transfer Planning – John A. Logan College (jalc.edu)

Program learning outcomes information.

Phlebotomy Faculty Contact.

Michelle Lampley

Michelle Lampley

Director of Medical Laboratory Technology

Email: mlampley@siccm.com
Phone: (618) 942-6902 Ext. 308
Office: SICCM

  1. Students must have consent of instructor if they take MAT 108 concurrently. ↩︎
  2. Requires a grade of “C” or higher. ↩︎