Medical Laboratory Technician (Associate of Applied Science) - Memphis

Associate of Applied Science
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20 Months

Program offered at: Memphis, Tennessee

Medical Laboratory Technician (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement

The program provides students with training in the classroom and laboratory, as well as real-world experiences that allows them to utilize fully-equipped, professional-grade laboratories. The MLT student will gain the knowledge and skills needed to accurately perform diagnostic testing in all major areas of the laboratory. The program prepares students to successfully complete national certification examinations offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) and state certification examinations (if applicable).

Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes

The program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparing blood, urine and biological samples for analysis; use of laboratory equipment to detect microorganisms; monitor tests and procedures; analyze chemical content of fluids; and have a working comprehension of the technical aspects of blood banking.

Career Overview

Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) are an important part of the healthcare team, performing routine clinical laboratory testing procedures to provide scientific information aiding in diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic treatment of disease. Graduates will find employment in hospital, referral or public health laboratories. This field of study also prepares graduates for employment in research, government and municipal laboratories.

In order to graduate from the Medical Laboratory Technician (Associate of Applied Science) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:

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