Medical Laboratory Technology

Contact(s): Melissa Jackson

The mission of Stanly Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technology program is to train laboratory professionals who will make a positive impact in healthcare through leadership that will assure excellence in the practice of laboratory medicine.

The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum prepares individuals to perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and Immunohematology that may be used in the maintenance of health and diagnosis/treatment of disease. Course work emphasizes mathematical and scientific concepts related to specimen collection, laboratory testing and procedures, quality assurance and reporting/recording and interpreting findings involving tissues, blood, and body fluids.

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the Board of Registry of American Society for Clinical Pathology and become a certified Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) (ASCP). With additional education and/or technical experience, graduates may also advance in the field to become a technologist, research specialist, manager, or educator. The Medical Laboratory/Clinical Laboratory Science field allows students to advance to a BS in Laboratory Science, a Master’s degree in Molecular Diagnostics, and a doctorate degree as a DCLS (Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science).

Employment opportunities for graduates include laboratories in hospitals, medical offices, industry, and research facilities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Collect, prepare and evaluate biological specimens and other substances for analysis used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • Discriminate and properly document the accuracy and validity of laboratory information.
  • Appraise principles and practices of quality assessment.
  • Interpret clinical signs, specimen types, and results of culture.
  • Perform critical thinking, problem solving, and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Demonstrate communication skills sufficient to serve the needs of the patient, the public, and members of the healthcare team and technical ability sufficient to train new employees.
  • Recall and apply concepts and skills necessary to perform as a medical laboratory technician.

Accreditation

The SCC Medical Laboratory Technology Program is accredited by:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(847) 939-3597
(773) 714-8880
(773) 714-8886 (FAX)
info@naacls.org
www.naacls.org


Medical Laboratory Technology – Associate in Applied Science – A45420

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry 3
CHM 131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1
MLT 110 Introduction to Mlt 3
MLT 126 Immunology and Serology 2
MLT 127 Transfusion Medicine 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
CHM 132 Organic and Biochemistry 4
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
MED 120 Survey of Medical Terminology 2
MLT 120 Hematology/Hemostasis I 4
MLT 140 Introduction to Microbiology 3
MLT 111 Urinalysis & Body Fluids 2
 Credit Hours18
Summer
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MLT 220 Hematology/Hemostasis II 3
MLT 253 MLT Practicum I 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Year
Fall
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research & Reporting
3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 4
MLT 130 Clinical Chemistry I 4
MLT 240 Special Clinical Microbiology 3
MLT 265 MLT Practicum II 5
 Credit Hours19
Spring
MLT 217 Professional Issues 1
MLT 275 MLT Practicum III 5
Elective (Humanities or Social Science) * 3
Elective (Humanities or Social Science) * 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours76

*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for AAS Majors webpage.

The Medical Laboratory Technology AGE Pathway offers students a place to begin their journey toward a career in Medical Laboratory Technology.  The AGE pathway gives students the opportunity to complete all of the general education courses required in the Medical Laboratory Technology program.  After completion of these courses, students who choose to continue in to the degree program will be able to focus on Medical Laboratory Technology specific courses.

For more information, please contact:  Melanie Alexander

AGE Pathway

ACA 111College Student Success1
BIO 163Basic Anatomy & Physiology5
or BIO 168
BIO 169
Anatomy and Physiology I
and Anatomy and Physiology II
or BIO 165
BIO 166
Anatomy and Physiology I
and Anatomy and Physiology II
CHM 131
131A
CHM 132
Introduction to Chemistry
and Introduction to Chemistry Lab
and Organic and Biochemistry
8
or CHM 151
CHM 152
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3
ENG 112Writing and Research in the Disciplines3
or ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting
MAT 152Statistical Methods I4
Humanities *3
Social/Behavioral Science *3
Elective *31
Total Credit Hours64

 *Humanities List

Choose 3 credits from the following:
ART 111Art Appreciation3
ART 114Art History Survey I3
ART 115Art History Survey II3
DRA 111Theatre Appreciation3
ENG 125Creative Writing I3
HUM 120Cultural Studies3
HUM 122Southern Culture3
HUM 150American Women's Studies3
HUM 160Introduction to Film3
MUS 110Music Appreciation3
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz3
MUS 113American Music3
MUS 210History of Rock Music3
REL 110World Religions3
REL 211Introduction to Old Testament3
REL 212Introduction to New Testament3
REL 221Religion in America3

*Social/Behavioral Science list 

Choose 3 credits from the following:
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics3
HIS 111World Civilizations I3
HIS 112World Civilizations II3
HIS 131American History I3
HIS 132American History II3
POL 120American Government3
POL 210Comparative Government3
POL 220International Relations3
PSY 150General Psychology3
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 213Sociology of the Family3
SOC 220Social Problems3
SOC 232Social Context of Aging3

*Elective list

Choose 31 credits from the following:
ART 111Art Appreciation3
ART 114Art History Survey I3
ART 115Art History Survey II3
ART 116Survey of American Art3
ART 117Non-Western Art History3
BIO 110Principles of Biology4
BIO 111General Biology I4
BIO 112General Biology II4
BIO 140Environmental Biology3
BIO 140AEnvironmental Biology Lab1
BIO 163Basic Anatomy & Physiology5
BIO 165Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 166Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 275Microbiology4
BUS 110Introduction to Business3
BUS 115Business Law I3
BUS 137Principles of Management3
BUS 228Business Statistics3
CHM 131Introduction to Chemistry3
CHM 131AIntroduction to Chemistry Lab1
CHM 132Organic and Biochemistry4
CHM 151General Chemistry I4
CHM 152General Chemistry II4
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3
CIS 115Introduction to Programming and Logic3
CJC 111Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJC 121Law Enforcement Operations3
CJC 141Corrections3
COM 231Public Speaking3
CSC 134C++ Programming3
CSC 139Visual BASIC Programming3
CSC 151JAVA Programming3
CTS 115Information Systems Business Concepts3
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics3
EDU 216Foundations of Education3
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3
ENG 112Writing and Research in the Disciplines3
ENG 113Literature-Based Research3
ENG 114Professional Research & Reporting3
ENG 125Creative Writing I3
ENG 231American Literature I3
ENG 232American Literature II3
ENG 233Major American Writers3
ENG 241British Literature I3
ENG 242British Literature II3
ENG 251Western World Literature I3
ENG 252Western World Literature II3
ENG 253The Bible As Literature3
HEA 110Personal Health/Wellness3
HIS 111World Civilizations I3
HIS 112World Civilizations II3
HIS 121Western Civilization I3
HIS 122Western Civilization II3
HIS 131American History I3
HIS 132American History II3
HIS 236North Carolina History3
HUM 110Technology and Society3
HUM 115Critical Thinking3
HUM 120Cultural Studies3
HUM 121The Nature of America3
HUM 122Southern Culture3
HUM 150American Women's Studies3
HUM 160Introduction to Film3
HUM 180International Cultural Exploration3
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy3
MAT 152Statistical Methods I4
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra4
MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry4
MAT 263Brief Calculus4
MAT 271Calculus I4
MAT 272Calculus II4
MAT 273Calculus III4
MUS 110Music Appreciation3
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz3
MUS 113American Music3
MUS 210History of Rock Music3
PED 111Physical Fitness I1
PED 113Aerobics I1
PED 120Walking for Fitness1
PED 121Walk, Jog, Run1
PED 125Self-Defense: Beginning1
PHI 215Philosophical Issues3
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics3
PHY 110Conceptual Physics3
PHY 110AConceptual Physics Lab1
PHY 151College Physics I4
PHY 152College Physics II4
POL 120American Government3
POL 210Comparative Government3
PSY 150General Psychology3
PSY 237Social Psychology3
PSY 241Developmental Psychology3
PSY 263Educational Psychology3
PSY 281Abnormal Psychology3
REL 110World Religions3
REL 111Eastern Religions3
REL 112Western Religions3
REL 211Introduction to Old Testament3
REL 212Introduction to New Testament3
REL 221Religion in America3
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 213Sociology of the Family3
SOC 232Social Context of Aging3
SPA 111Elementary Spanish I3
SPA 112Elementary Spanish II3
SPA 141Culture and Civilization3
SPA 161Cultural Immersion3
SPA 181Spanish Lab 11
SPA 182Spanish Lab 21
SPA 211Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 212Intermediate Spanish II3
SPA 281Spanish Lab 31
SPA 282Spanish Lab 41