Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Medical Laboratory Technician (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Health Sciences / Health Sciences Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-513-1


For Information: 414-297-6263
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC

Overview — Prepare for employment as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) in hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices. Opportunities also exist in commercial industries, scientific research and infection control.

Students attend classes four to five days each week; the clinical experiences near the program’s end are arranged at clinical laboratories. Service work cannot be substituted for the Clinical Experiences. Service work by students is non-compulsory outside of class hours. Students attending clinical cannot be used as staff replacement. Upon acceptance to the program and at the start of clinical, a formal faculty-led orientation will occur with all program students.

Upon completion of the program, you are eligible to write a national certifying examination, American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOC).


The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; 312-714-8880.
 

Medical Laboratory Technician Clinical Sites

1.      Aurora Health Care

2.      City of Milwaukee Health Department

3.      Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

4.      Columbia St. Mary’s

5.      Froedtert Health (St. Joe’s West Bend, Community Memorial Hospital)

6.      Midwestern Regional Medical Center

7.      Quad/Med LLC

8.      United Dynacare/WI Diagnostics

9.      Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

 

Career Pathway — This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.


Career Outlook — Currently, the job market looks favorable. In the laboratory, the MLT performs analytical procedures under the supervision of a Medical Technologist or physician. Procedures include the collection and analysis of blood and other body fluids in such areas as hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular, and other emerging diagnostics. 
 

For additional career information, visit www.ascp.org.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Program graduates have the skills to:

  • Apply modern clinical methodologies, including problem-solving and troubleshooting according to predetermined criteria
  • Collect and process biological and other specimens
  • Perform and report results of clinical laboratory tests
  • Apply laboratory results to diagnosis of clinical conditions and/or diseases
  • Participate in training peers on technical skills
  • Monitor and evaluate quality control in the laboratory
  • Practice laboratory safety and regulatory compliance
  • Communicate with colleagues and patients in a professional manner
  • Perform information processing in the clinical laboratory
  • Model professional behavior, ethics and appearance


Medical Laboratory Technology Program Outcomes (pdf)

 

Preparation for Admission — This program admits students through a petition selection process. 

Learn more about the petition process

HP-A2 HESI Pre-admission exam required.

The following also are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • One year of high school-level (or one semester of college-level) algebra, biology and chemistry

Required Natural Science (NATSCI) courses must be completed with a grade of B- or higher in each course. 


Future Opportunities — If you are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree upon completion of the program, check with a program advisor and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.

 

Possible Career
Medical Laboratory Technician 


Related Programs
Medical Assistant
Phlebotomy
Surgical Technology

 

Start Dates: August/January

Sixteen-week terms.

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.
 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(2)
 
CLABT-110 Basic Lab Skills ‡ 1  

(2)

 

CLABT-111

Phlebotomy ‡

2

 

(3)

 

CLABT-113

QA Lab Math ‡

1

 

(3)

 

CLABT-114

Urinalysis ‡

2

 

(3)

 

CLABT-115

Basic Immunology Concepts ‡

2

 

(3)

 

CLABT-120

Basic Hematology ‡

3

 

(3)

 

CLABT-121

Coagulation ‡

1

 

(4)

 

CLABT-109

Blood Bank ‡

4

 

(4)

 

CLABT-116

Clinical Chemistry ‡

4

 

(4)

 

CLABT-145

Pre-Clinical Experience 1 ‡

1

 

(4)

 

CLABT-170

Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics

2

 

(5)

 

CLABT-130

Advanced Hematology ‡

2

 

(5)

 

CLABT-133

Clinical Microbiology ‡

4

 

(5)

 

CLABT-146

Pre-Clinical Experience 2 ‡

1

 

(5)

 

CLABT-151

Clinical Experience 1 ‡

3

 

(5)
 
CLABT-140 Advanced Microbiology ‡ 2  

(6)

 

CLABT-143

Seminar ‡

1

 

(6)

 

CLABT-152

Clinical Experience 2 ‡

4

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

    ENG-151 Communication Skills 1 ‡ 3  
 

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

 

(or) ENG-201‡ and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 

 

 


NATSCI-177


General Anatomy and Physiology ‡


4

 

      (or) NATSCI-201‡ and NATSCI-202‡    
 

 


NATSCI-186


Introductory Biochemistry ‡


4


 

      (or) NATSCI-209 Chemistry for the Health Sciences ‡    
 

 

 

NATSCI-197

 

Microbiology ‡

 

4

 

 

 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series HIST or SOCSCI course

 

 

           
    ELECTIVES Three Credits Needed 3
 


TOTAL CREDITS: 67

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Required Natural Science (NATSCI) courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better in each course.


For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with  GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated April 2017.