Medical Laboratory Technician (A.A.S.)

Medical Laboratory Technician (A.A.S.)

Medical Laboratory Technician (A.A.S.)– The Medical Laboratory Technician program is a two-year (plus two summer sessions) course of study leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree. The program provides educational course requirements and clinical training for a career as a medical laboratory technician. Students learn the theory and principles of routine laboratory procedures and their role in detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. They perform tests using contemporary, automated and computerized instrumentation in all sections of the laboratory. The curriculum includes courses in liberal arts and the basic sciences as well as specialized course offerings in the major areas of clinical laboratory science. Students complete a clinical internship in the fourth semester and final summer session at one of several affiliated hospital laboratories. Students who wish to pursue Bachelor Degree programs may do so but should seek advisement. To be eligible for admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program, candidates must meet academic requirements, be legally eligible for employment and licensure in the United States at the time of application, and be of "good moral character" as defined by the New York State Department of Health applicable to the profession of Medical Laboratory Technology. Students are admitted in the fall only and must be available for full-time study in the last spring and summer semesters.

The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont IL, 60018 - 773.714.8880. Graduating students are eligible to take all examinations offered for certification and licensure.

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Medical Laboratory Technician
A.A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5205

Total Credits: 64

First Semester Credits
AHS 131 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
AHS 201 Clinical Hematology 4
CHE 131 College Chemistry I or
CHE 151 General Chemistry I
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I(1)
Total Semester Credits 15
Second Semester Credits
AHS 132 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
AHS 205 Immunohematology 4
CHE 132 College Chemistry II or
CHE 152 General Chemistry II
Social Science Elective(2) 3
Total Semester Credits 15
Summer Session Credits
ENG 102 Composition II or
ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II
Total Semester Credits 3
Third Semester Credits
AHS 202 Medical Microbiology 4
AHS 203 Clinical Pathology 3
AHS 206 Clinical Immunology 3
MAT 102 Introduction to Statistics 3
Total Semester Credits 13
Fourth Semester Credits
AHS 209 Clinical Applications of Medical Lab Science 3
AHS 210 Clinical Internship I 3
AHS 215 Diagnostic Microbiology 3
CHE 223 Clinical Chemistry 4
Total Semester Credits 13
Summer Session Credits
AHS 211 MLT Clinical Internship II 5
Total Semester Credits 5
  1. Depending on placement
  2. SUNY GER Social Sciences

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