Medical Laboratory Technician

Program Level: Degrees
Department: Health and Biosciences
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: SPC

The St. Philip’s College Medical Laboratory Technician program began remote teaching, learning, and working operations on March 23, 2020, as part of a college leadership decision related to global COVID 19 situation. This remote teaching and learning and working environment are expected to remain in place through the end of the summer semesters with exceptions made for courses that require face to face learning. For courses approved for exceptions, a small group of students (no more than 5) will be allowed to perform any skills related “check-offs” for course completion.

While this situation is ever-changing, the intent of this notice is to provide some general information to current and prospective students.

NOTICE TO CURRENT MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN STUDENTS

1) How will I complete my clinical hours this semester?

This is still being worked out, the best scenario is that clinical rotations can start in Summer II but there is a possibility of clinical rotations starting in the Fall 2020 Semester.

2) Will I be able to petition my grade for credit/non-credit?

Students in the program will be able to petition for credit/non-credit.

3) Are any of my summer classes going to be changed or cancelled?

MLAB 2132  Seminar class will continue starting on June 8, 2020.  There will be changes to Clinical Courses MLAB 1261, MLAB 2261, MLAB 2262 & MLAB 2263.  PLAB 1263 will be canceled and offered again in the Fall Flex II semester of 2020.

4) Who should I contact if I still have questions?

Please contact Program Director Adam Moya at 210-486-2658 and by email: amoya24@alamo.edu

NOTICE TO INTERESTED MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN STUDENTS

1) Are applications still being accepted?

Yes, the application for the Medical Laboratory Program is currently being accepted.  The applications are due by July 31, 2020.  Please see the Application and Selection process on the webpage https://www.alamo.edu/spc/academics/programs/health-and-biosciences/medical-laboratory-technician/. Please click on the + to open up the section and click on the Apply Now button for the application.

2) What do I do if I don’t have my TEAS score yet?

Students will be accepted if they haven’t taken the exam.  When TEAS testing is available, students can take the exam and submit it to the program director.  

3) What do I do if I can’t complete my clinical requirements before I submit my application?

There is time after acceptance to the program to obtain all clinical requirements.  These are outlined in the student handbook and reviewed with students at the program orientation.

Immunizations and clinical requirements are due in the Spring semester, on April 1, 2021.  Students attend clinical rotations in the Summer of 2021.

4) Are new students going to start on time for August 2020?

New students accepted in the program will be able to start on time in August 2020.

5) How will I find out if I am accepted to the program?

Students accepted into the program are notified in early August by email.

6) Who should I contact if I still have questions?

Any questions can be directed to the Program Director Adam Moya at 210-486-2658 and by email: amoya24@alamo.edu

What is the Medical Laboratory Technician program?

The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program prepares Health Science professionals to perform analysis on blood and body fluids to enable a physician to diagnose and monitor the treatment of diseases. The MLT program helps students obtain marketable skills for entry-level positions. Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree. The program satisfies entry-level skill requirements and provides a foundation for career advancement.

What will I learn?

How to perform analysis on blood and body fluids to enable a physician to diagnose and monitor the treatment of diseases.

What can I do with this course of study?

Medical Laboratory Technician

What's special about the program?

Medical Laboratory Technicians perform routine medical laboratory tests on tissue, blood, and other body fluids to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). 

The Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).
Program Accreditation, Certification and Information

Accreditation:

The Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). Located at 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119. Phone: (847) 939-3597 or (773) 714-8880.

  http://www.naacls.org/

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program leads to an Associate's of Applied Science Degree. The curriculum includes courses in clinical hematology, immunology, immunohematology, clinical microbiology, clinical chemistry, phlebotomy and urinalysis. Clinical experiences are provided in area hospitals and clinics.

Certification:

After completing the required academic and medical laboratory technician courses, you will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and will then be eligible for the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) national certification examination administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). https://www.ascp.org/content/my-role/lab-professional 

At this time, the state of Texas does not require any type of licensing examination for medical laboratory technicians; however, completion of this program will allow you to take the licensing examinations in other states. 

Information:

Program Student Handbook 

Program Outcomes

Frequently asked questions 

THECB Statutory Requirement

Admissions and Prerequisite Requirements

Admissions Requirements:

It is required that all Medical Laboratory Program applicants follow the procedures below.  Any interested student must first apply for admission to the college and have completed the two prerequisite courses and then they may apply for admission into the program. 

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Prerequisite Requirements:

All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

These courses are:

  • BIOL 2404 – Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • MATH 1314 – College Algebra

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all general education course requirements prior to the start of the program.

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Application and Selection Process

Application Process:

Application deadline for admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program (MLAB) is June 30. It is recommended students submit a complete application packet once prerequisites have been completed for consideration before the start of the Fall semester class. If a student is completing a prerequisite during the Spring or Summer session, an updated official transcript must be submitted to the program.

Applications are reviewed and processed for consideration for the fall semester cohort. Failure to complete and submit all requested paperwork on/or before June 30, will not be considered for the upcoming fall cohort. The program accepts 25 students annually.

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Selection Process:

After careful review of all applicants by the program director and faculty, applicants will be notified of their acceptance (conditional) or nonacceptance into the program via email.   

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Contact Information

Program Director:
Adam Moya, MLS (ASCP CM)
amoya24@alamo.edu
210-486-2658
MLK Center for Health Professions (CHP), 330V