El Centro College - Degree Plans - Medical Laboratory Technology - Medical Laboratory Technology AAS
El Centro 2013 - 2014 Catalog
Degree Plans - Medical Laboratory Technology - Medical Laboratory Technology AAS

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

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

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).



+BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3


BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
HPRS 1204 Basic Health Profession Skills 2
HPRS 2231 General Health Professions Management 2
HPRS 2201 Pathophysiology 2


PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4
HPRS 2300 Pharmacology for Health Professions 3
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors OR 4
BIOL 2421 Microbiology for Science Majors 4


MLAB 1101 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science 1
MLAB 1335 Immunology/Serology 3
MLAB 1167 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 1


MLAB 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 2
MLAB 1415 Hematology 4
MLAB 2501 Clinical Chemistry 5


MLAB 2337 Molecular Diagnostic Techniques 3
MLAB 2434 Microbiology 4
MLAB 2331 Immunohematology 3


MLAB 2267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 2
Minimum Hours Required 72

+BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I or SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I are prerequisites to BIOL 2401.

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

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.