2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Medical Laboratory Technology

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

El Centro campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.MEDLAB.19

The Medical Laboratory Technology program prepares the student to perform tests and related duties in a medical laboratory. The program is a balanced curriculum of science, liberal arts, and technical courses including didactic and clinical education. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road; Suite 720; Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; Phone: 773-714-8880; Fax: 773-714-8886.

Admission requirements include an information session, satisfactory scores on pre-entrance assessment testing, rank ordering by grade point average earned on the two pre-requisite courses, and completion of all requirements for admission as a full-time student to the college. Contact the Assessment Center at El Centro campus to sign up for the assessment tests and, Health Occupations Admissions, to receive an information packet.

Upon completion of the program, the student is awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is qualified to take the Board of Registry for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

Course Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology 1 4
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
Semester Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology 2 4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry 1 4
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MLAB 1335 Immunology/Serology 3
MLAB 1167 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 1
MLAB 1211 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 2
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MLAB 1227 Coagulation 2
MLAB 1415 Hematology 4
MLAB 2401 Clinical Chemistry 4
MLAB 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 2
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MLAB 2534 Clinical Microbiology 5
MLAB 2431 Immunohematology 4
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MLAB 2267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 2
Semester Total 2
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Prerequisites are not required courses for MLAB curriculum; but are strongly suggested. An extra point is given for each of these courses to each applicant for the program.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.