Medical Laboratory Technology Associate of Applied Science

MLT students gain experience in the lab

The Medical Laboratory Technology program prepares the student, by formal instruction and clinical experience, to perform laboratory procedures that aid physicians, pathologists and other healthcare providers, in the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the hospital, clinic or research laboratory. Upon completion of the program, students receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to take the national certification exams. Upon graduation and initial employment, the medical laboratory technician should be able to demonstrate entry-level competencies in the following areas of professional practice.

  • Collecting, processing, and analyzing biological specimens and other substances;
  • Performing analytical tests of body fluids, cells, and other substances;
  • Recognizing factors that affect procedures and results, and taking appropriate actions within predetermined limits when corrections are indicated;
  • Performing and monitoring quality control within predetermined limits;
  • Performing preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment and instruments or referring to appropriate sources for repairs;
  • Applying principles of safety;
  • Demonstrating professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, and with the public;
  • Recognizing the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interacting with them with respect for their jobs and patient care;
  • Applying basic scientific principles in learning new techniques and procedures;
  • Relating laboratory findings to common disease processes, and
  • Establishing and maintaining continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence

Accreditation

The GC MLT program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd., Ste. 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
773-714-8880
http://www.naacls.org

Location

The MLT program is offered at the South Campus in Van Alstyne. 
   

Degree

View the Medical Laboratory Technician degree plan.

   

Anticipated Costs for Six Semesters

Tuition for 60 hours - View 2016-2017 Tuition and Mandatory Fees

Additional expected costs to complete this program:

Lab Fees

650.00

Matriculation Fees

60.00

Parking Fees

60.00

Student ID

12.00

Uniforms

80.00

Certification Exam Fee

215.00

Miscellaneous

500.00

Books

1000.00

Approximate Total

$2577.00 (plus tuition and mandatory fees)

On-campus housing (room and board) is extra. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Career Pathways

Achieving your educational goals in the shortest amount of time possible, and possibly collecting credentials along the way, will help you join the workforce faster. There are a number of ways to reach your goal, and Grayson College's "Pathways" will help you visualize this important journey you are about to begin.  Our program graduates have a 84% pass rate for certification with 100% of those obtaining job placement. (Average graduation rate of 90%.  All rates are based on a 3 year period)   Visit Career Pathways.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid is available to eligible students enrolled in this program, including loans, grants, scholarships and work study jobs. All students should visit the Paying for College page for valuable information and resources. All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov. (GC’s school code in Step Six is 003570) and a GC Application for Financial Aid available on the GC website on the Paying for College page. All applications should be filed by March 31st to ensure full consideration.

The Grayson College Foundation awards thousands of scholarship dollars to deserving students every year. Once you complete the FAFSA process, consider submitting an application for a scholarship. The priority deadline is March 15; however, applications are accepted until funds are depleted for the year. Learn more by visiting Scholarships.

For specific information about this program, contact:

Medical Laboratory Technology Program Director

Aimee Flynn, MS, MT(ASCP)
flynna@grayson.edu 
903-463-8684

View a printable Program Brochure