Medical Laboratory Technician A.A.S.

Attention 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.

Program Competencies:
• 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.
Lehigh Carbon Community College equivalent courses to transfer:
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 105 College English I 3
ENG 111
or ENG 107
Writing in the Workplace
MAT 150 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
SOC 150
or PSY 140
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Psychology
PHI 201
or PHI 205
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
CHE 111 General Chemistry I 3
BI0 163 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 164 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 220 Introduction to Microbiology 4
CIS 105 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3
Credit Total  33
The following courses are to be taken at RACC prior to the selective admission process:
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
MLT 120 Basic Immunology 2
CHE 250 Organic Chemistry I (may be taken at LCCC if the student has CHE 112) 4
CHE 251 Chemistry of Biomolecules 1
HEA 220 Clinical Implications of Laboratory Tests 1
Credit Total  8
*Fall Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
MLT 211 Clinical Laboratory Techniques 4
MLT 110
Introduction to the Clinical Lab (may be waived) 1
CHE 260 Theory of Chemical Instrumentation 2
*Winter Interim
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
MLT 233 Clinical Serology 1
MLT 222 Clinical Urinalysis 1
*Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
MLT 230 Clinical Blood Banking and Immunology 4
MLT 221 Clinical Chemistry 4
MLT 220 Clinical Hematology/ Coag 5
MLT 231 Clinical Microbiology 4
Credit Total  26
*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.