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Also see Medical Laboratory Assistant (571).
This program prepares graduates for entry into clinical laboratory work. Employment opportunities exist in hospitals and private laboratories where work is done under the supervision of a pathologist. For more information on careers in the medical laboratory, visit the website of the American Society of Clinical Pathology www.ascp.org.Graduates are eligible to take the national examination for certification as Medical Laboratory Technicians MLT (ASCP). Admission is limited by the availability of clinical sites. Students must make separate applications to this program. Applicants must be eligible for college-level courses and should have a science background. Introduction to Human Biology (BIO-103) may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite of MLT-111.Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
This 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.
Students interested in admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician program (associate's degree) must have completed the following: (1) acceptance to CCAC; (2) placement tests (e.g. Reading, Writing, Mathematics); (3) any required Developmental coursework; and (4) Introduction to Human Biology (BIO-103)–this may be taken in the first semester as a corequisite of Clinical Laboratory Techniques 1 (MLT-111). The Allied Health programs establish technical standards and essential functions to insure that students have the abilities required to participate and potentially be successful in all aspects of the respective programs. Students are required to meet the Essential Functions and Technical Standards for the Medical Laboratory Technician program. Satisfactory completion of the MLT Program and successful employment following graduation demands your ability to meet the requirements. If you are uncertain as to your ability with any of these essential functions, please consult with the MLT Program Director.Click on the link to review the Medical Lab Technician Outcome Measures.If you would like more information about the Medical Laboratory Technician program, or to request an Application Packet, email the MLT Program Coordinator or call 412.469.6293. If you already hold a bachelor's degree in a biological science (or related field), you may be eligible to enter CCAC's Fast Track MLT program. Contact Jane Coughanour 412.469.6280 for more information.