Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology AAS program at Raritan Valley Community College provides students with the foundation in clinical laboratory sciences required for entry into the healthcare field as a medical laboratory technician and prepares students to function effectively as a member of a medical laboratory team. 

MLT Program Mission Statement
The mission of the MLT Program is to prepare individuals, from diverse backgrounds, for employment by providing quality didactic and clinical training. The program is committed to produce knowledgeable and professionally skilled medical laboratory technicians, capable of higher order critical thinking processes who are aware of the importance of continuing education in medical laboratory science.

Program Structure
Through a combination of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences in clinical microbiology, clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, immunohematology, and urinalysis, students will learn how to perform diagnostic laboratory tests used in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.  The program will prepare students to take the national MLT(ASCP) certification exam.

The program is composed of two segments – the MLT Pre-Clinical Program that consists primarily of 100-level General Education foundation courses and the MLT Clinical Program that includes 100 and 200-level clinical laboratory courses and clinical rotations.

The MLT Clinical Program will run from July through June.  During this time, students must be available to take classes during the day and have reliable transportation to all clinical sites.  In some cases, clinical rotations may be scheduled during the evening or overnight shifts. 

Student Handbook

 

PRE-CLINICAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

FIRST YEAR – FALL
Total Semester Credits 14
BIOL 124
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
4 Credits
CHEM 102
Introduction to Chemistry
4 Credits
ENGL 111
English Composition I
3 Credits
PHIL 114
Ethics
3 Credits
FIRST YEAR - SPRING SEMESTER
Total Semester Credits 15
BIOL 111
Principles of Biology
4 Credits
BIOL 125
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
4 Credits
Mathematics
3 Credits

Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education list. MATH 110 Statistics I may be required for certification in the state of New York.

ENGL 112
English Composition II
3 Credits
MLTC 100
Introduction to MLT
1 Credit

CLINICAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

FIRST YEAR – SUMMER
Total Semester Credits 5
MLTC 110
Specimen Collection & Processing
2 Credits

Offered during the six-week Summer II Session.

MLTC 120
Urinalysis & Body Fluids
3 Credits

Offered during the six-week Summer II Session.

Second Year - Fall Semester
Total Semester Credits 16
MLTC 201
Clinical Microbiology I
4 Credits

Offered during the first seven-week session.

MLTC 202
Clinical Microbiology II
4 Credits

Offered during the second seven-week session.

MLTC 210
Clinical Chemistry
4 Credits

Offered during the first seven-week session.

MLTC 130
Immunology
3 Credits

Offered during the second seven-week session.

MLTC 290
Clinical Experience: Urinalysis & Body Fluids
1 Credit

Offered during the second seven-week session.

SECOND YEAR – SPRING
Total Semester Credits 14
MLTC 220
Immunohematology
4 Credits

Offered during the first seven-week session.

MLTC 230
Hematology
4 Credits

Offered during the first seven-week session.

MLTC 250
MLT Seminar
2 Credits

Offered during the second seven-week session.

MLTC 292
Clinical Experience – Microbiology
2 Credits

Offered during the second seven-week session.

MLTC 294
Clinical Experience – Chemistry & Immunology
2 Credits

Offered during the second seven-week session.

SECOND YEAR – SUMMER
Total Semester Credits 4
MLTC 296
Clinical Experience – Hematology
2 Credits

Offered during the six-week Summer I Session.

MLTC 298
Clinical Experience – Immunohematology
2 Credits

Offered during the six-week Summer I Session.

PROGRAM TOTAL 68 credits

At this time, the MLT program is seeking accreditation by NAACLS and has preliminary application approved. For more information on NAACLS, please visit the website, 
www.naacls.org.

Once accredited, the MLT students will be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification examination. The granting of a degree from Raritan Valley Community College is not contingent upon the passing of the certification examination.

Students who complete the program will be able to:

  • Collect and process biological samples using standardized laboratory practices
  • Accurately perform analytical testing and correlate the test results with human health
  • Comply with state and federal regulations governing clinical laboratories
  • Demonstrate effective communication as a member of a medical laboratory team

Raritan Valley Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662- 5605. https://www.msche.org/

 

 

 

The program earns you 68 college credits. To enroll in the program you must Apply to the College.

Admission Process

Students interested in pursuing the MLT Clinical Program will initially enroll in the AS in Health Science degree as Pre-MLT majors. Students must complete the MLT Pre-Clinical Program requirements in order to become eligible to apply for selective admission to the MLT Clinical Program. 

The MLT Clinical Program requires full-time attendance, and students are only admitted to the program for a July start. Applicants are required to take the Accuplacer exam prior to the application deadline.  Admission to the MLT Clinical Program is conditional based on completion of medical requirements.  Applicants are required to complete a background check, drug screen, and color-blindness test and to submit proof of required immunizations.  Readmission within two years, if approved, is always on a space available basis and is only allowed once.

Interested in applying to the MLT Clinical Program?  Download the Preparing to Apply to the Clinical MLT Program Checklist and the current Health and Safety Requirements.

Ready to apply?  Ready to apply?  Applications for the MLT Clinical Program that starts July 2024 are due by May 15, 2024.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 5th, 2024.  Begin the application process here.

Questions?  Email mlt@raritanval.edu.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Medical Laboratory Technology AAS program graduates will be able to:

  1. Collect and process biological samples using standardized laboratory practices.
  2. Accurately perform analytical testing and correlate the test results with human health.
  3. Comply with state and federal regulations governing clinical laboratories.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication as a member of a medical laboratory team.

Program Outcomes

Currently, there is no data available for program outcomes. As the data becomes available, the following outcomes will be published for prospective students.

Graduation Rate TBA
ASCP BOC Pass RateTBA
Placement RateTBA

   
    
  

Latest News From Campus

News Releases Welding Course Offered as Part of State’s Free Manufacturing Education and Training Programs Initiative Posted Thursday, February 29, 2024
Read More
Link to Welding Course Offered as Part of State’s Free Manufacturing Education and Training Programs Initiative
News Releases Ophthalmic Science Student Named Transitions® Student Ambassador Posted Thursday, February 22, 2024
Read More
Link to Ophthalmic Science Student Named Transitions® Student Ambassador
Blog Calling All Creatives: Explore a Career in Digital Art or Video Game Design! Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Read More
Link to Calling All Creatives: Explore a Career in Digital Art or Video Game Design!