Medical Laboratory Technician A.A.S. (RACC)
This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.
The Medical Laboratory Technician Associate Degree program, through an agreement with Reading Area Community College, is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).
In cooperation with Reading Area Community College This program is intended primarily to educate technicians for work in clinical, diagnostic laboratories. Medical Laboratory Technicians perform tests under the direction of a physician who specializes in diagnosing the causes and nature of disease. Medical Laboratory Technicians also work under the supervision of scientists doing research on new drugs or the improvement of laboratory techniques. Graduates may seek employment with hospitals, independent laboratories, physicians, clinics, public health agencies, pharmaceutical firms, research institutions and industrial laboratories.
The student from Lehigh Carbon Community College who has successfully completed specific general education requirements at LCCC and specific program requirements at RACC may be granted sophomorelevel standing and admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program per stated selective admission requirements at Reading Area Community College.
The student must see advisor or transfer counselor. Graduates are therefore eligible to take national certifying exams to become registered Medical Laboratory Technicians.
Reading Area Community College (RACC) will accept and grant credit for Lehigh Carbon Community College’s courses that are listed as equivalent if the student has completed the course with a grade of “C” or higher.
• Follow established procedures for collection and processing biological specimens for analysis and perform assigned analytical tests or procedures.
• Recognize factors that affect measurements and results and take appropriate action according to predetermined protocols; recognize abnormal results, correlate them with disease processes, and refer them to designated supervisory personnel.
• Operate instruments within the scope of training utilizing established protocols and quality control checks, recognizing equipment malfunctions and notifying supervisory personnel when appropriate.
• Report information such as test results, reference range and specimen requirements to authorized sources.
• Perform routine quality control and maintain accurate records. Recognize out-of-control results and notify supervisory personnel.
• Demonstrate a professional attitude in interpersonal communication skills with patients, peers, supervisors, other health care professionals and the public.
*Admission into the clinical portion of the MLT program is on a selective basis. These classes are to be taken at Reading Area Community College upon acceptance into the clinical portion of the Medical Laboratory Technician Program.