Status: AWARD PLAN PUBLISHED
Medical Lab Technology
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Medical Laboratory Technology Program prepares students to function as Clinical Laboratory Technicians or Medical Laboratory Technicians in a wide variety of settings from physician office laboratories to modern tertiary care hospitals through classroom study and supervised clinical experience. The curriculum includes study of the formed elements of blood, coagulation mechanisms, analysis of body fluids, blood typing and cross-matching, techniques of sterilization and disinfection, bacterial descriptions and classifications, characteristics of pathogenic fungi and parasites, clinical chemistry analysis, and other aspects of medical laboratory technology. Upon successful completion of the prescribed curriculum, the student is eligible to take an examination for national certification. The program is nationally accredited through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; (773) 714-8880. ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM. ADMISSION CRITERIA HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED AND ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED.
Students accepted into the program are required to have a physical examination, provide documentation of immunizations, and must verify tuberculosis status. In order to meet requirements of clinical agencies, criminal background checks and drug screenings for all Health Sciences students are now required as part of the admissions process.
Program changes may not be reflected in the current ACC Catalog publication. Please access the most up to date information on the program's web page at www.austincc.edu/health/ or by contacting the Health Sciences Admissions Offices at Eastview Campus, Room 8356 or Round Rock Campus, Room 3105.