Degree Plans - Medical Laboratory Technology - Medical Laboratory Technology AAS
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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)
El Centro only
Degree Plan Code: AAS.MEDLAB.11
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, 8410 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 670, Chicago, Illinois, 60631-3415: Telephone 773-714-8880).
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 College 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 in Applied Sciences Degree and is qualified to take the Board of Registry for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
++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.