Medical Laboratory Technology

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Medical Laboratory Technology

The medical laboratory technology program at Alamance Community College prepares students to work in clinical laboratories in hospitals, clinics, and medical testing companies. This growing field offers exciting opportunities in labs throughout North Carolina. Medical Laboratory ScienceA unique partnership with Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Inc. (LabCorp) allows students to take classes during the second half of the curriculum in a state-of-the-art student laboratory at the LabCorp facility in Elon. To fulfill the mission and goals of the MLT program, the following Program Outcome Measures and Benchmarks have been developed.

  1. Graduate Employment: 100% of graduates who seek employment in the field will be employed within six months of program completion. (Note: positive placement includes graduates that choose to continue with their education).
  2. ASCP Board of Certification Examination Pass Rate: 80% of graduates who take examination within one year of program completion will pass on first attempt.
  3. Graduation Rate: 80% of students who enter Phase II will successfully complete the program.

Each of the outcome criteria is evaluated systematically to determine if the MLT program is meeting its goals and data is used for program improvement. Outcomes data is available to prospective students, currently enrolled students, and other interested individuals. A brief summary of data from the last three years is listed below:

Graduate Employment within Six Months
2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017
100% 100% 100%
2016-2019 Average: 100%

 

ASCP BOC Pass Rate
2018 2017 2016
93% 100% 85%
2014-2016 Average: 88%

 

Graduation Rate
2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017
90% 62% 100%
2016-2019 Average: 84%

 

The ideal student has:

  • A natural aptitude for science
  • The ability to analyze and troubleshoot
  • A detail-oriented mindset
  • An interest in working behind the scenes to help people

Our curriculum emphasizes mathematical and scientific concepts related to specimen collection; laboratory testing and procedures; quality assessment; and reporting/recording and interpreting findings involving blood and body fluids.

Coursework includes instruction in:

  • Biology (General, Organic, and Biochemistry)
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy and Medical Terminology
  • Hematology
  • Immunology
  • Laboratory Calculations and Reporting
  • Clinical Practicum

Graduates of the MLT program receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Laboratory Technology. Graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification.

Why choose ACC for your medical laboratory education?

  • Enjoy flexible schedules (full-time/part-time options, evening classes)
  • Receive hands-on training from expert professors
  • Earn a valuable degree that is sought after by area employers
  • The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
  • Keep your debt low (multiple financial aid options)
  • Benefit from connections with local companies
Learn More and Apply

Interested in learning more about where training in medical laboratory technology can take you? Click here to view the MLT Curriculum Plan or apply today.

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