Medical Laboratory Technician AAS

Work Force Ready Degrees

 

Medical Laboratory Technician
Associate of Applied Science

The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program at Otero Junior College is designed to prepare qualified laboratory professionals for entry level employment in environments such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private medical laboratories. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take national examinations to become certified Medical Laboratory Technicians*.

Students will prepare for a career in Medical Laboratory Technology through online/hybrid formats, classroom study, laboratory assignments and supervised clinical experience. They will complete classes in general education along with Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Immunohematology/Immunology, Urinalysis, and Parasitology/ Mycology. Students will learn about analysis of blood and body fluids, quality assessment and quality control, blood banking, bacteriology, parasitology and other aspects of medical laboratory technology.

The MLT program is designed for the student to graduate with an AAS degree in 5 semesters. Three semesters will be spent at the OJC campus and two semesters will be partially spent in clinical rotations at an affiliated clinical facility. An optional Phlebotomy certificate can be obtained by enrolling in an additional summer semester.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

Obtain general college admission to Otero Junior College. Submit a completed application at the Student Services Office on the OJC campus or on-line at www.ojc.edu. In addition the student is required to:

1. Be a graduate of an accredited high school or equivalent.
2. Complete a background check and drug screen will be required before any clinical internships begin:

a. Clinical facilities require students to pass a drug screen prior to attending clinicals. This will be arranged through the college. Please plan to follow the procedures promptly when notified.
b. Take and pass the criminal background check available at this web site address: www.healthcareex.com

3. Receive necessary vaccinations: Annual flu, Hepatitis B, MMR, Varicella
4. Complete PPD testing
5. Submit a Health Form: The student must submit a completed physical exam form before beginning clinical rotations. 6. Complete a colorblindness testing – to be done in class or on D2L (Desire2Learn).

RECOMMENDED COURSES:

Courses in high school biology and chemistry are strongly recommended. It is also necessary to be at college level for Math and English.

* The OJC MLT program is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), their contact information is: National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) 5600 North River Road, Suite 720 Rosemont, Illinois 60018 Phone 773-714-8880, FAX 773-714-8886 NAACLS Web address: www.naacls.org/ NAACLS Email address info@naacls.org

 

Medical Laboratory Technician Associate of Applied Science

Credit

Spring Semester

 

 

ENG 121
CIS 118
MLT 131
BIO 111
MAT 121

English Composition I
Intro to PC Applications
Introduction to Hematology
General College Biology
College Algebra

 

3 credits
3 credits
2 credits
5 credits
4 credits

Summer Semester

Clinical Hours

 

HPR 112

Phlebotomy

105 hr/semester

4 credits

Fall Semester

 

 

BIO 201
COM 125
  OR
COM 115
MLT 132
CHE 111

Anatomy & Physiology I
Interpersonal Communication
  OR
Public Speaking
Hematology II
General College Chemistry

 

4 credits
--
--
3 credits
4 credits
5 credits

Spring Semester

 

 

BIO 202
MLT 231
MLT 141
MLT 241
MLT 142

Anatomy & Physiology II
Clinical Microbiology
Immunohematology/Immunology
Introduction to Clinical Chemistry
Urinalysis

 

4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
2 credits
2 credits

Summer Semester

Clinical Hours

 

MLT 232
MLT 282
MLT 180

Parasitology/Mycology
Internship IV/Microbiology
Internship/Blood Banking I

--
90 hr/semester
45 hr/semester

2 credits
2 credits
1 credit

Fall Semester

Clinical Hours

 

MLT 242
MLT 253
MLT 280
MLT 182

Clinical Chemistry II
Seminar/Comprehensive Exams
Intern-III Clinical Chemistry
Intern-II Hemat/Coag/Urinalysis

--
--
157.5 hr/semester
157.5 hr/semester

4 credits
1 credit
3.5 credits
3.5 credits

Phlebotomy Certificate 

 

MLT 131
HPR 112

Introduction to Hematology
Phlebotomy

 

2 credits
4 credits

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