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Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

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Degrees & Certificates

The following Medical Laboratory Technician degrees and certificates are offered:

DEGREE
AS - Medical Laboratory Technician

Required Program (Units)
MEDTEC 310    Introduction to Medical Laboratory Techniques and Skin Punctures (2)
MEDTEC 323    Clinical Chemistry (4)
MEDTEC 324    Urine and Body Fluid Analysis (2) 
MEDTEC 340    Immunology and Immunohematology (4)
MEDTEC 350    Clinical Microbiology (4)
MEDTEC 360    Chemistry and Urinalysis Practicum (4)
MEDTEC 361    Hematology and Hemostasis Practicum (4)
MEDTEC 362    Immunology and Immunohematology Practicum (3)
MEDTEC 363    Microbiology Practicum (4)
A minimum of 0 units from the following: (01)
MEDTEC 311    Advanced Phlebotomy Venipuncture Skills (2)
MEDTEC 312    Phlebotomy Clinical Internship (2)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 35

1Students that hold a valid and current California Phlebotomist certificate (CPT-1) are not required to take MEDTEC 311 or MEDTEC 312 while participating in the Medical Laboratory Technician Program. Per the State of California, students without a valid and current CPT-1 certificate are required to take MEDTEC 311 and MEDTEC 312 as part of their Medical Laboratory Technician training.


Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Pass the nationally recognized certification examination.
  • Apply appropriate quality control procedures and recognize and interpret erroneous results for any applicable medium-complexity laboratory testing process.
  • Describe the principles, the clinical significance, and critical values of applicable medium-complexity clinical laboratory test results.
  • Demonstrate safe use and disposal of biohazardous materials, and the proper methods of specimen preparation.
  • Assess sample quality and cite any pre-analytical variables in testing.
  • Demonstrate successful venipunctures and skin punctures on patients from a variety of age groups with a variety of medical conditions.
  • Exhibit professional and committed delivery of excellent health care.

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