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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Technology, AAS

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The Medical Laboratory Technology program prepares the student to perform complex laboratory procedures with a limited amount of supervision. This training includes a six-month hospital laboratory assignment.

The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS, 5600 N. River Road, Ste. 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, info@naacls.org, www.naacls.org).

Graduates are eligible to take national certification examinations. Job opportunities are found in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, public health laboratories and industrial laboratories.

Results of background checks will be shared with clinical affiliates. Background checks may also be done by the clinical affiliates themselves. Results may prevent placement for clinical/practicum courses, which will affect successful program completion.

For more information about the Medical Laboratory Technology program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/medlabtech.

Location: Ankeny

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend a required information/registration session or obtain the approval of the program chairperson.
  4. Submit to the Admissions Office evidence of high school graduation or GED prior to enrollment. Recommended GPA of 2.5 or GED of 55.
  5. Submit to the Admissions Office evidence of grade “C” or better in one year of high school algebra or the equivalent (MAT 063 ).
  6. Submit to the Admissions Office evidence of grade “C” or better in one year of high school biology or the equivalent (BIO 156  or Academic Achievement Center Biology I and II).
  7. Submit to the Admissions Office evidence of grade “C” or better in one year of high school chemistry or the equivalent (CHM 122  or Academic Achievement Center Chemistry I and II).
  8. The following criteria are recommended:
    • grade of “C” or better in high school-level Algebra II
    • Math: a minimum COMPASS Algebra score of 53 or ACT score of 20
    • Writing: a minimum COMPASS English score of 70 or ACT score of 19
    • Reading: a minimum COMPASS Reading score of 81 or ACT score of 19.
  9. BIO 164 - Essentials Anatomy/Physiology  is a required course in the MLT program. Students are strongly encouraged to take this course or an equivalent anatomy and physiology course(s) prior to starting the MLT program. We will accept BIO 733 - Health Science Anatomy  and BIO 734 - Health Science Physiology  or BIO 168 - Anatomy & Physiology I  and BIO 173 - Anatomy & Physiology II  (or equivalent courses) in place of BIO 164 - Essentials Anatomy/Physiology .

Students start Fall semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Medical Laboratory Technology AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. A grade of “C” or better is required in every MLT course.

Required Courses

Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 73

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