Associate of Applied Science Degree Program - 98 Quarter Credit Hours
Fort Wayne and Indianapolis East Campuses Only
This program seeks to provide a progressive curriculum of general education, basic science, math and clinical and technical instruction. The goal of the program is to provide the academic, professional and clinical skills needed for entry-level positions as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Objectives include the utilization of critical and analytical thinking skills in the application of principles and regulations for quality assurance, accuracy and validity of laboratory tests. Graduates will be able to competently and safely perform procedures in collection, processing and analyzing biological specimens and in the multiple aspects of routine clinical laboratory and other current and emerging diagnostic tests. Graduates will apply professional standards and ethics in the performance of evaluation, quality assessment and management of laboratory results and in the communication of patient information as part of the health care team. The Medical Laboratory Technician usually works in a hospital laboratory setting under the supervision of a Medical Technologist or clinical laboratory professional. The Medical Laboratory Technician may also work in specialized reference laboratories, physician office labs or industrial/research laboratories.
Upon graduation, students will be able to:
Analyze and interpret the results of clinical laboratory tests for accuracy and correlation with other test results.
Perform biological testing in clinical laboratory disciplines according to policies and procedures.
Maintain laboratory instrumentation according to industry guidelines.
Indicates a Core Course. Please see the Core Courses section of this Catalog for details.
Indicates a grade of ‘B-’ (80%) is required for successful completion of this core course for students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program. Please see the Core Courses section of this Catalog for details.
Program Length: The Medical Laboratory Technology-AAS program is 84 weeks in length and 1,475 clock hours.
Program Delivery: The Medical Laboratory Technology-AAS program is offered in residential or a combination of residential and distance learning instructional delivery formats.