Feb 21, 2020
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Health Workforce Shortage Program
This is a Selective Admissions program.
General Education Requirements - 22 Credits
Program Pre-requisites - 11 Credits
Program Requirements - 35 Credits
Total Credits Requirement for Degree: ***69
**Students are advised to contact the program in regards to the preferred Chemistry courses: as they depend on which transfer institution a student plans to attend.
***If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 70 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
Note: Admission to this program is competitive and selective, based on grades on prerequisite courses and general education courses. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA at CCBC of 2.00. In addition, applicants must participate in an interview with the program director. This program is offered only at the Essex Campus. Deadline for Fall admission is June 15.
All students in the School of Health Professions are required to conduct themselves according to an honor code, exhibit professional behavior, communicate effectively in English, provide proof of health insurance and immunizations, and participate in a criminal background check. They may also be required to submit to random urine drug testing at clinical sites. Students may also be required to incur the costs of these tests.
For more information, contact the Office of Selective Admissions in Room J 101 on the Essex Campus, call 443- 840-2810, or go to http://www.ccbcmd.edu/selectiveadmiss/index.html.
Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:
- perform routine laboratory procedures encompassing all major areas of the clinical laboratory – hematology, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, urinalysis, and transfusion services;
- comprehend and follow procedural guidelines in the performance of laboratory tests to include preanalytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes;
- recognize unexpected results and instrument malfunctions and take appropriate action;
- correlate laboratory findings to common disease processes;
- comply with safety procedures and ethical standards of practice;
- demonstrate professional and interpersonal communication skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, and the public;
- recognize continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence; and
- prepare to take the national certification examination offered by American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
The A.A.S. degree program in Medical Laboratory Technology is designed to prepare students to function in the highly complex arena of laboratory medicine. Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) perform a variety of complex laboratory tests which play an important role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many diseases and in the promotion of health. They develop data on blood, tissues, and other human body fluids by using highly computerized and automated instruments. They interpret patient results, evaluate quality control test results, and maintain equipment in good working order.
The Medical Laboratory Technology program at CCBC offers the full range of clinical and didactic experiences for students who wish to practice as MLTs. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the Board Certification (BOC) exam given by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) www.naacls.org; 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; (773)714-8880.
Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) students that have received their Associates of Applied Science degree are eligible to transfer to several area schools that offer a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Scientist. Students are entitled to receive credit for completion of their MLT degree, as credits will be transferred towards a MLS degree. Students may also benefit by transferring with shortened clinical rotation schedules. Those interested in pursuing their Bachelor’s should meet with the Program Director, Candice Grayson, or the Clinical Coordinator, Karen Walter, to determine possible course waivers and substitutions.