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. A 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.
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|
|2017-2020 Average: 100%|
|ASCP BOC Pass Rate|
|2017-2019 Average: 93%|
|2017-2020 Average: 82%|
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.
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.