Medical Lab Technologist (MLT)

Program Summary

The Medical Laboratory Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science program is offered at the community colleges through the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market (SICCM). The student will learn the technical skills necessary to perform routine studies in areas of hematology, serology, coagulation, clinical microbiology, clinical chemistry, blood banking, and urinalysis. The medical laboratory technician will also perform patient venipuncture and will maintain quality control data.

 

 

It is the student’s responsibility to be knowledgeable of the prerequisites of all courses.

MLT courses are cooperatively offered by SICCM. These classes could be scheduled at a site other than the Shawnee Community College campus.

Retention in the MLT program requires that the MLT student earn a grade of “C” or better in all MLT and natural science courses (Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and Microbiology). The student must maintain a “C” average in all courses required in the MLT curriculum.

MLT students’ grades will be reviewed by the MLT program director at the end of each semester.

Students may apply to only one community college for entrance into the program.

 

 Medical Lab Technologist (MLT 2204) Program Guide

MLT Application Packet

Admission Requirements

  • Have graduated from an approved high school or demonstrate equivalent competency (GED examination).
  • Submit a completed MLT application form and any official college transcripts to the college by March 1.
  • Take the Health Occupation Aptitude Examination – Revised.
  • Meet all admission policies and complete all required admission forms of the college by March 1.
  • Submit to a criminal background check and drug testing after admission into the program.

 

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First Year Courses

FALL SEMESTERCredit Hours
BIO 221Anatomy and Physiology I*4
CHE 111Inorganic, Organic and Biochemistry I4
**MAT 116College Algebra4
MLT 120Intro to Clinical Laboratory3
TOTAL HOURS15
SPRING SEMESTERCredit Hours
BIO 222Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 218Intro to Microbiology4
CHE 113Inorganic, Organic and Biochemistry II4
MLT 121Serology (second eight weeks)1.5
MLT 122Clinical Microscopy (first eight weeks)1.5
MLT 123Intro to Phlebotomy3
TOTAL HOURS18
SUMMER SEMESTERCredit Hours
ENG 111English Composition I3
SPC 111Speech3
TOTAL HOURS6

*Prerequisite course BIO 115 Human Biology

**MAT 116-College Algebra is the preferred course to be taken by students wishing to transfer or any IAI math course.

Second Year Courses

FALL SEMESTERCredit Hours
MLT 223Immunohematology (first 10.5 weeks)
4
MLT 228Hematology and Hemostasis
(first 10.5 weeks)
5
MLT 251Clinical Rotation I (last 6.5 weeks)3
TOTAL HOURS12
SPRING SEMESTERCredit Hours
MLT 225Clinical Chemistry (first 10.5 weeks)4
MLT 229Applied Clinical Microbiology (first 10.5 weeks)5
MLT 252Clinical Rotation II (last 6.5 weeks)3
PSY 211Intro to Psychology3
TOTAL HOURS15

Possible Careers

Accreditation

The Medical Laboratory Technologist 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.

Contacts

Admissions and Advising

618-634-3200
Toll Free 1-800-481-2242
admissions@shawneecc.edu

 

Michelle Lampley

 618-942-6902
 mlampley@siccm.com