Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology

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The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program is a two-year program which provides clinical and didactic education in the field. Upon graduation the student receives an associate of applied science degree. The program is designed to prepare the student to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) examination for medical laboratory technicians after graduation. This examination certifies the applicant as a registered medical laboratory technician, MLT (ASCP). MLT Clinical Affiliates include Baxter Regional Medical Center - Mountain Home, Cox Health Branson - Branson, Mo., Johnson County Medical Center - Clarksville, Mercy Hospital Berryville - Berryville, North Arkansas Regional Medical Center - Harrison, Ozark Health Medical Center - Clinton and Stone County Medical Center - Mountain View.

Northark is pleased to offer an online Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology. Nearby clinical affiliates allow students to enjoy Northark's affordable tuition while taking MLT courses online.

Did you know that 70% of a physician’s medical decisions of any one patient are influenced by laboratory testing data?

If you….

Enjoy a good mystery—and the science that explains it all.

Realize there is purpose—a life behind every sample tested.

Prefer working behind the scenes—and desire a stable career.

With continued growth in the medical profession,  there is an increasing demand for highly skilled, well educated, and highly motivated professionals, like yourself.  Approximately 5,000 lab personnel are graduating each year, but there are 12,000 needed annually.  The average salary for an MLT is $40,750.

Think of how exciting each day will be.  Every sample is different, and so are the results.  You will enjoy solving the mysteries, analyzing the results.  You will be helping the doctor assist in diagnosing the patients illness from the sample results.

This exciting career is always changing and growing because of all  the new technology and advancements.  With over 4 billion tests performed every year to diagnose and treat disease, this profession is experiencing some serious growth pains!

You can obtain this degree in as little as 2 years. This mystery doesn’t require a scientist—the answer is you!

Put yourself in the middle of this exciting career with the Medical Laboratory Technology program offered at North Arkansas College.

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL  60018-5119. Phone: 773-714-8880 or at www.naacls.org.

 

Courses and Requirements Medical Laboratory Technology Academic Plan

 

Facilities

Blue & You Foundation Health Education Simulation Center

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates of the MLT program will be able to demonstrate entry level proficiency and competency in collecting and processing specimens, performing analytical tests, recognize factors that affect procedures and results, monitor quality control and relate lab findings to common disease processes in the following areas:
    • Blood banking (immunohematology) – measured by program subscore on the ASCP registry exam
    • Urinalysis – measured by program subscore on the ASCP registry exam
    • Chemistry - measured by program subscore on the ASCP registry exam
    • Hematology - measured by program subscore on the ASCP registry exam
    • Immunology - measured by program subscore on the ASCP registry exam
    • Microbiology - measured by program subscore on the ASCP registry exam
  • MLT Program graduates will be able to demonstrate entry level competencies in laboratory operations by conducting preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment, demonstrating professional conduct and communication skills, interacting with other healthcare professionals, and demonstrating proficiency in laboratory math skills.
    • Laboratory operations – measured by program subscore on the ASCP registry exam.

 

Contact Us

Sherry Gibbany
Medical Laboratory Technology Program Director
(870) 391-3288
sgibbany@northark.edu