The Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology prepares students to perform moderate to high complexity analytic testing procedures under the supervision of a licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist. Clinical Laboratory Technicians perform a wide variety of laboratory tests, requiring independent judgement using manual and automated methods in hematology, blood banking, clinical chemistry, immunology, serology, microbiology, urinalysis and body fluid analysis. The program provides didactic and practical instructions in the various disciplines and requires up to 900 hours of externship at an approved clinical site.
The enrollment for this program is expected to be over 20 students per semester. Student are expected to complete the didactic program in one year and the externship/practicum experience in 1 year.
The goal of the Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology program is become a part fo the statewide and even nationwide solution to the problem of the critical shortage of medical laboratory professionals. Currently, there is a wide gap, a large vacancy, a total absence of Medical Laboratory Technology instructional program in the Inland Empire at the community college level. The internship opportunities, which are embedded in the program, creates connections between students and the professional community and provides engagement and outreach to build positive relationships with our diverse communities, promoting a feeling of inclusion and enhancement of intercultural sensitivity, and foster mutual respect. Implementation of a program that has a high demand for personnel, will increase the number of exiting CTE students who will report being employed in this industry sector.
Entry into the Medical Laboratory Technology program requires completion of human biology, and introductory courses in general and organic chemistry. Students are expected to complete the phlebotomy and introduction to medical laboratory technology before taking the core coursed in the degree program. Students will take six core course in immunology and serology, clinical microbiology, hematology and coagulation, blood banking and transfusion, clinical chemistry and urinalysis and body fluid analysis. The practical experience at externship sites allows students to transfer their academic knowledge to a supervised industry experience. The externship opportunity provides hands-on clinical experience and aids the student in preparing for the licensing exam to become licensed medical laboratory technicians, which qualify them to work as a medical laboratory personnel.
Year 1 Semester 2
(Y1 or S1)
|MLT 702||Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology||3||Year 1 Semester 1|
|MLT 703||Immunology and Serology||Year 1 Semester 1|
|MLT 704||Clinical Microbiology||Year 1 Semester 1|
|MLT 705||Urinalysis and Body Fluids||Year 1 Semester 2|
|MLT 706||Hematology and Coagulation||Year 1 Semester 2|
|MLT 708||Clinical Chemistry||Year 1 Semester 2|
|AH 549||Occupational Internship (Phlebotomy) 120 hours||2||Summer|
|AH 549||Occupational Internship (Clinical Chemistry, Hematology and Serology) 380 Hours||7||Year 2 Semester 1|
|AH 549||Occupational Internship (Immunology, Blood Banking and Transfusion, Clinical Microbiology and Urinalysis and Body Fluid Analysis) 380 Hours||7||Year 2 Semester 2|
Diann Thursby · 01/11/22
Received regional recommendation at 1-10-2022 IEDRC Deans Meeting