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Catalog 2015-16 
Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Technology

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Health Workforce Shortage Program
This is a Selective Admissions program.

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.  Students are required to complete the English and Mathematics requirements within the first 24 credit hours of courses. Refer to the college catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Spring Semester Year 1 - Prior to Selective Admissions*

Spring Semester Year 2 - Prior to Selective Admissions

Summer Semester Year 1


Prerequisites - 18 Credits

All classes must be completed with a grade of C or better, prior to admission into the program. Some prerequisite courses also fulfill general education requirements.

General Education Requirements and Electives - 20 Credits

General Education Requirements:

Program Requirements and Electives - 28 Credits

Total Credits Requirement for Degree: 66*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.

**Chemistry courses are dependent upon future plans to attend a Bachelors/Medical Laboratory Science program.  Please discuss options with the program prior to course selection.

Program Description

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 of Certification (BOC) exam given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); 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.

School of Health Professions Policies

Students in the School of Health Professions are expected to conduct themselves according to an honor code; exhibit professional behavior; communicate effectively in English; provide proof of health insurance, immunizations, and a tuberculosis (TB) test; and submit to a criminal background check and random drug testing. Students are expected to pay the costs associated with these requirements.


Effective January 5, 2015, applications for all School of Health Professions programs, except Dental Hygiene and Physician Assistant, are processed in a new Central Application Service called CCBC CAS. The link to the CAS and the application instructions are located in the program admissions packet at the School of Health Professions website. You will need a CCBC student ID number and a CCBC student account password to complete the application. If you have questions about the CCBC CAS process, contact the School of Health Professions Admissions Office at (443) 840-1989 or read the FAQ selections at the bottom of each page inside the CAS application.


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. This program is offered only at the Essex Campus. Deadline for Fall admission is June 15.

For more information, contact the SHP Office of Admissions in ADMIN 101 on the Essex Campus, call 443- 840-2810, or go to School of Health Professions website.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. perform routine laboratory procedures encompassing all major areas of the clinical laboratory – hematology, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, urinalysis, and transfusion services;
  2. comprehend and follow procedural guidelines in the performance of laboratory tests to include preanalytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes;
  3. recognize unexpected results and instrument malfunctions and take appropriate action;
  4. correlate laboratory findings to common disease processes;
  5. comply with safety procedures and ethical standards of practice;
  6. demonstrate professional and interpersonal communication skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, and the public;
  7. recognize continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence; and 
  8. prepare to take the national certification examination offered by American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

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