Medical Laboratory Technician

Academic Division of Natural & Health Sciences

The Quincy College Medical Laboratory Technician program consists of didactic and campus laboratory courses designed to provide the student with entry-level knowledge and skills to perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunohematology, immunology, and phlebotomy. This training is enriched when the students will have the opportunity to apply previously acquired knowledge and skills in a supervised working environment. Clinical affiliate laboratories in and surrounding Quincy within an approximate 60-mile radius will be utilized for the clinical experience.

Upon successful completion of the program, an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology is awarded. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination for Medical Laboratory Technology offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry.

Please Note: Quincy College’s Medical Laboratory Technician program can only accept applicants who can meet onsite program requirements.

$1,000 Medical Laboratory Technician Scholarship

All new Fall 2022 Medical Laboratory Technician students will be eligible for a first-year scholarship.

MLT Information Sessions

MLT Mission Statement

The MLT program provides a quality curriculum and innovative instruction to students who will, upon graduation, serve local, statewide and national healthcare communities.

Download the 2021-2022 Medical Laboratory Technician Student Handbook.

Accreditation

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science, 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemount, IL 60018; (773) 714 – 8880; http://www.naacls.org/.

MLT Success Rates

MLT Success Rates for 2017-2018*Graduates: 73% *Attrition rate: 27%Certification pass rate (within one year of graduation):  93%Employment rate: 100%

MLT Success Rates for 2018-2019 *Graduates  93%Attrition rate: 7%Certification pass rate (within one year of graduation): 60%Employment rate: 100%

MLT Success Rates for 2019-2020 *Graduates 89%Attrition rate: 11%Certification pass rate (within one year of graduation): 60%Certification pass rate (to date):  73%Employment rate: 100%

MLT Success Rates for 2020-2021 *Graduates 89%Attrition rate: 11%Certification pass rate (to date):  80%Employment rate: 100%

*Year to date data. MLT Student Success Rates subject to change as students complete clinical training and certification testing and obtain employment

Questions

For more information, please contact Andrea McLain, Chair of Medical Laboratory Technician Program, amclain@quincycollege.edu.

View the curriculum for this associate degree program in the latest college catalog here.

Medical Laboratory Technician Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • MLT 101
    • Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technician Program & Safety
    • 3
    An introduction to clinical laboratory practices and procedures normally performed in a clinical laboratory, including quality control. Topics include safety in a laboratory setting, care and use of a microscope, accreditation and certification. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT program.
    • MLT 102
    • Urinalysis and Body Fluids
    • 3
    This course will provide the student with in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system and its functions, urine formation and the procedures used in performing routine urinalysis and body fluid analysis. Correlation to abnormal findings and disease states will be discussed. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT program.
    • MLT 103
    • Medical Microbiology I with Lab
    • 4
    Fundamentals of microbiology with emphasis on pathogenic bacteria and infectious disease. Laboratory experience will include approaches in classification and identification of pathogenic organisms. Prerequisites: MLT 101, MLT 102. Corequisite: MLT 104, MLT 105.

    • MLT 104
    • Hematology and Coagulation
    • 4
    A study of hemostasis and coagulation in normal and disease processes. Theory and principles of blood cell production, including their formation, morphology and function in normal and pathologic processes. Also introduced are basic practices and procedures in the hematology laboratory. Prerequisites: MLT 101, MLT 102.
    • MLT 105
    • Immunology
    • 3
    An overview of basic immunological principles, including methods of testing for diagnosis of immune system disorders, viral and bacterial infections. Prerequisites: MLT 101, MLT 102.
    • MLT 202
    • Clinical Chemistry
    • 4
    This course will cover concepts and principles of analytic methods commonly used in the clinical laboratory. Emphasis will be on quantitative analysis of blood and body fluids utilizing spectrophotometry, electrophoresis, chromatography, enzymatic assays, and immunoassays. Students will be expected to correlate laboratory test results with normal physiology and biochemistry and with disease states. Topics will include metabolic and endocrine systems, and acquired and inherited diseases, therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology and urinalysis. Prerequisite: Completion of all first year MLT and PHB courses. Co-requisite: MLT 203, MLT 204.
    • MLT 203
    • Medical Microbiology II with Lab
    • 4
    Fundamentals of microbiology with emphasis on pathogenic bacteria and infectious disease. Proper recovery and handling of specimens, growth requirements and identification of organisms will be covered. Laboratory experience will include approaches in classification and identification of pathogenic organisms utilizing morphologic, cultural, biochemical, enzymatic, serologic and nucleic acid analysis. Mycology, parasitology and virology will be introduced. Prerequisite: Completion of all first year MLT and PHB courses. Corequisite: MLT 202, MLT 204.
    • MLT 204
    • Immunohematology
    • 4
    Emphasis will be placed on the genetic basis and immunological interaction of the major blood group antigens and antibodies. Topics will include compatibility testing, antibody screening and identification techniques, blood donations and transfusion therapy, record keeping and quality control techniques. Pre-requisite: Acceptance into the second year of the MLT program.
    • MLT 211
    • Chemistry Clinical Practicum
    • 2
    MLT 211 is designed to reinforce, supplement and expand on foundational knowledge, concepts, methods, and procedures presented in MLT 202 Clinical Chemistry. Students perform routine, manual and instrumental testing procedures under the supervision of a licensed medical lab preceptor. In addition, the students perform collection, processing and distribution procedures per department policy. Safety, quality control, legal and ethical behaviors are followed while working in the patient care setting. Students may be exposed to instrumentation and equipment that they did not use in the school laboratory. Prerequisites: All core and program courses must be completed before a student will be assigned to a hospital training site.
    • MLT 212
    • Urinalysis Clinical Practicum
    • 1
    MLT 212 is designed to reinforce, supplement and expand on foundational knowledge, concepts, methods, and procedures presented in MLT 102 Urinalysis and Body Fluids. Students perform routine, manual and instrumental testing procedures under the supervision of a licensed medical lab preceptor. In addition, the students perform collection, processing and distribution procedures per department policy. Safety, quality control, legal and ethical behaviors are followed while working in the patient care setting. Students may be exposed to instrumentation and equipment that they did not use in the school laboratory. Prerequisites: All core and program courses must be completed before a student will be assigned to a hospital training site.
    • MLT 213
    • Microbiology Clinical Practicum
    • 2
    MLT 213 is designed to reinforce, supplement and expand on foundational knowledge, concepts, methods, and procedures presented in MLT 103 Medical Microbiology I and MLT 203 Medical Microbiology II. Students perform routine, manual and instrumental testing procedures under the supervision of a licensed medical lab preceptor. In addition, the students perform collection, processing and distribution procedures per department policy. Safety, quality control, legal and ethical behaviors are followed while working in the patient care setting. Students may be exposed to instrumentation and equipment that they did not use in the school laboratory. Prerequisites: All core and program courses must be completed before a student will be assigned to a hospital training site.
    • MLT 214
    • Immunology Clinical Practicum
    • 1
    MLT 214 is designed to reinforce, supplement and expand on foundational knowledge, concepts, methods, and procedures presented in MLT 105 Immunology. Students perform routine, manual and instrumental testing procedures under the supervision of a licensed medical lab preceptor. In addition, the students perform collection, processing and distribution procedures per department policy. Safety, quality control, legal and ethical behaviors are followed while working in the patient care setting. Students may be exposed to instrumentation and equipment that they did not use in the school laboratory. Prerequisites: All core and program courses must be completed before a student will be assigned to a hospital training site.
    • MLT 215
    • lmmunohematology Clinical Practicum
    • 1
    MLT 215 is designed to reinforce, supplement and expand on foundational knowledge, concepts, methods, and procedures presented in MLT 204 lmmunohematology. Students perform routine, manual and instrumental testing procedures under the supervision of a licensed medical lab preceptor. In addition, the students perform collection, processing and distribution procedures per department policy. Safety, quality control, legal and ethical behaviors are followed while working in the patient care setting. Students may be exposed to instrumentation and equipment that they did not use in the school laboratory. Prerequisites: All core and program courses must be completed before a student will be assigned to a hospital training site.
    • MLT 216
    • Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum
    • 1
    MLT 216 is designed to reinforce, supplement and expand on foundational knowledge, concepts, methods, and procedures presented in PHB 115 Phlebotomy and PHB 125 Phlebotomy Laboratory. Students perform phlebotomy under the supervision of a certified phlebotomist. In addition, the students perform collection, processing and distribution procedures per department policy. Safety, quality control, legal and ethical behaviors are followed while working in the patient care setting. Students may be exposed to instrumentation and equipment that they did not use in the school laboratory. Prerequisites: All core and program courses must be completed before a student will be assigned to a hospital training site.
    • MLT 217
    • Hematology Clinical Practicum
    • 2
    MLT 217 is designed to reinforce, supplement and expand on foundational knowledge, concepts, methods, and procedures presented in MLT 104 Hematology and Coagulation. Students perform routine, manual and instrumental testing procedures under the supervision of a licensed medical lab preceptor. In addition, the students perform collection, processing and distribution procedures per department policy. Safety, quality control, legal and ethical behaviors are followed while working in the patient care setting. Students may be exposed to instrumentation and equipment that they did not use in the school laboratory. Prerequisites: All core and program courses must be completed before a student will be assigned to a hospital training site.
    • MLT 221
    • Clinical Lab Seminar
    • 1
    Capstone seminar course covering professional topics in clinical laboratory science, including but not limited to weekly discussion of materials covered during clinical site visits. Professional certifications and organizations are also discussed. Topics in lab accreditation, inspection, resume writing, professionalism and management are covered as well. Successful completion of this course (final grade of 73%/C) is required for graduation from the Medical Laboratory Technician program. Prerequisites: Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician program, completion of 3 semesters of coursework, and permission of the Clinical Laboratory instructor and Chair overseeing the Medical Laboratory Technician program. Co-requisite: MLT 220, MLT 220, MLT 230.
    • PHB 125
    • Phlebotomy Lab
    • 1
    This course will provide the student with the practice required to perform both routine and challenging venipunctures and capillary skin punctures on adults. In addition, the collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens according to standard procedures will be studied. Safety standards, legal and ethical behaviors, and quality control will be emphasized. The course allows the student to apply his/her knowledge of human anatomy, the cardiovascular system, and basic hematology in the laboratory/simulated clinical setting through the practice of blood collection techniques on mannequins and live patients/volunteers. Concepts, methods, and procedures discussed/studied in lecture will be reinforced in the laboratory. Upon successful completion of this course and PHB 115, the student will have entry level skill as a phlebotomy technician. This course is only open to students admitted into the Phlebotomy Certificate Program or Clinical Laboratory Science Program. Otherwise, special permission is required from the Chair overseeing the Phlebotomy Program. Co-requisite: PHB 115.
    • PHB 115
    • Phlebotomy
    • 2
    This course will provide the theory required for a student to perform both routine and challenging venipunctures and capillary skin punctures on adults. In addition, the collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens according to standard procedures will be studied. Safety standards, legal and ethical behaviors, and quality control will be emphasized. The course includes an anatomic review of the human cardiovascular system and basic hematology. Upon successful completion of this course and PHS 125, the student will have entry level skill as a phlebotomy technician. This course is only open to students admitted into the Phlebotomy Certificate Program or Clinical Laboratory Technician Program. Otherwise, special permission is required from the Chair overseeing the Phlebotomy Program. Co-requisite: PHB 125.

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    Program Chair & Instructor of MLT

    Andrea McLain, MS, MT (ASCP)

    24 Saville Avenue, Suite 101. Quincy, MA 02169

    617-405-5961

    amclain@quincycollege.edu

    Program Faculty:

    Sharon King, MLT (CSMLS), BS, MEd, H (ASCP)CM, RMA (AMT)

    Assistant Professor of Medical Laboratory Technician  Program

    sking@quincycollege.edu

    Barbara Schwartz, MPH, MLS (ASCP)CM

    Clinical Supervisor, & Instructor of MLT

    bschwartz@quincycollege.edu

    2020-2021 Adjunct Faculty of Medical Laboratory Technician Program:

    Lisa Dilworth, MT (ASCP)

    Hassan El Amani, PhD, MS, SBB(ASCP), CLS(NCA)

    Kristin O’Brien, MT (ASCP)

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