North Arkansas College Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program has specified the following nonacademic criteria (Technical Standards) which all applicants are expected to meet in order to participate in the MLT training program and function as a laboratory professional. These essential functions have been formulated in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 29 U.S.C.A. Section 794 and the Americans with Disabilities Act 1992.Observation: The applicant must possess a sufficient sense of vision to obtain accurate readings and complete report forms accurately, to analyze results and apply techniques to discriminate color reactions, and to ready charts, graphs, instrument scales, and printouts.Communication: The applicant must possess a sufficient sense of speech and hearing to be able to effectively and efficiently receive and transmit information to patients, fellow students, faculty and staff, and all members of the health care team.Motor: The applicant must possess sufficient motor function and muscle strength to perform all basic testing procedures, to manipulate tools, equipment and instruments, to lift supplies and reagent boxes up to 40 pounds, 42 inches off the floor, and to apply the manual dexterity necessary to perform phlebotomy.Intellectual and Conceptual Abilities: The applicant must be able to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize data and information, solve problems, recognize emergency situations, and take appropriate actions in a timely manner.Behavioral and Social Attributes: The applicant must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of the applicant's intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, and prompt completion of all responsibilities required of a MLT. Applicants must also be able to tolerate taxing workloads, function effectively under stress, adapt to changing environments and methodologies, display flexibility, and possess sufficient aptitude in interactive skills and sensitivity to maintain a cooperative productive climate of work relationships.
MAT or ET 1134 - Applied Algebra & Trigonometry will not be accepted as an option for the math requirement for this program.