Medical Laboratory Technology, AAS

MLT.AAS.C24

Program Overview

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is a sequence of courses and clinical practicum experiences that prepares students for technician positions in medical laboratories, related businesses, and industries. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. 

For online hybrid courses in this curriculum, students meet every two weeks for laboratory sessions at KCC. 

Program eligibility standards apply; consult a KCC advisor.

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Additional Program Information

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; 773-714-8880. Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions, and a negative drug screen.

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the national certification examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Medical Laboratory Technology graduates are prepared to enter medical technology/medical laboratory science bachelor’s degree programs at selected state universities with junior status.

The curriculum of record for students applying to, but not yet accepted into, competitive entry health careers programs will be the Associate in General Studies.

Program Eligibility

Application process - Consult this information for steps to apply and enroll in a health program, deadlines, eligibility worksheets, and essential physical capabilities and functions. 

Program Requirements

Major Courses

For non-clinical online courses, students must meet for biweekly laboratory sessions at KCC.

MEDT 1114Urinalysis & Body Fluids

4 Credits

MEDT 1415Physiologic Systems

5 Credits

MEDT 1124Hematology & Coagulation

4 Credits

MEDT 2124Serology & Blood Banking

4 Credits

MEDT 2044Clinical Microbiology

4 Credits

MEDT 2214Clinical Chemistry

4 Credits

MEDT 2316Clinical Practicum I

6 Credits

MEDT 2326Clinical Practicum II

6 Credits

MEDT 2462Medical Laboratory Technology Seminar

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours:39

May substitute BIOL 2644 and BIOL 2654 for MEDT 1415.

In MEDT 2316 and MEDT 2326, the student will spend four consecutive days each week (32 hours/week) in affiliated hospitals in the spring semester.

General education

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

MATH 1814College Algebra

4 Credits

BIOL 1514General Biology I

4 Credits

BIOL 2714Microbiology

4 Credits

CHEM 1614General Chemistry I

4 Credits

CHEM 1624General Chemistry II

4 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Humanities Elective

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:31-32

A higher-level mathematics course can be substituted for MATH 1814. Students who have fewer than two years of high school algebra should take MATH 1424 prior to enrolling in MATH 1814. In addition, physics is strongly recommended for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in medical technology or clinical laboratory science.

Choose the Humanities Elective from the General education courses for Applied Science Degrees.


Total Credit Hours: 70

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

MEDT 1114Urinalysis & Body Fluids

4 Credits

MEDT 1415Physiologic Systems

5 Credits

MATH 1814College Algebra

4 Credits

CHEM 1614General Chemistry I

4 Credits

MATH 1814 - or higher math

Spring semester

MEDT 1124Hematology & Coagulation

4 Credits

MEDT 2124Serology & Blood Banking

4 Credits

CHEM 1624General Chemistry II

4 Credits

BIOL 1514General Biology I

4 Credits

Summer term

BIOL 2714Microbiology

4 Credits

Fall semester

MEDT 2044Clinical Microbiology

4 Credits

MEDT 2214Clinical Chemistry

4 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Humanities Elective

3 Credits

Spring semester

MEDT 2316Clinical Practicum I

6 Credits

MEDT 2326Clinical Practicum II

6 Credits

MEDT 2462Medical Laboratory Technology Seminar

2 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

Program Cost

Minimum credit hours required for completion: 70
Tuition and fees - $147.00 per credit hour $147.00
$10,290.00
Course Fees:
BIOL 1514 General Biology I 30.00
BIOL 2714 Microbiology 50.00
CHEM 1514 General Chemistry I 30.00
CHEM 1524 General Chemistry II 30.00
ENGL 1613 English I 5.00
ENGL 1623 English II 5.00
MEDT 1114 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 40.00
MEDT 1124 Hematology and Coagulation 75.00
MEDT 1415 Physiologic Systems 35.00
MEDT 2044 Clinical Microbiology 90.00
MEDT 2124 Serology and Blood Banking 65.00
MEDT 2214 Clinical Chemistry 55.00
MEDT 2316 Clinical Practicum I 45.00
MEDT 2326 Clinical Practicum II 45.00
600.00
600.00
Books:
BIOL 1514 General Biology I 435.95
BIOL 2714 Microbiology 439.05
CHEM 1514 General Chemistry I 468.80
ENGL 1613 English I 81.35
ENGL 1623 English II 109.60
MATH 1814 College Algebra 361.55
MEDT 1114 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 136.80
MEDT 1124 Hematology and Coagulation 215.10
MEDT 1415 Physiologic Systems 407.75
MEDT 2044 Clinical Microbiology 317.75
MEDT 2124 Serology and Blood Banking 173.75
MEDT 2214 Clinical Chemistry 125.65
MEDT 2462 Medical Laboratory Tech. Seminar 113.35
PSYC 1813 Introduction to Psychology 211.80
3,598.25
3,598.25
Supplies:
Uniforms 50.00
Lab coat* 21.00
Clinical Badge (First one free, Replacement $5) 0.00
Uniform shoes 40.00
111.00
111.00
Additional Program Costs
A2 Entrance Exam Fee (per attempt) 37.00
Background Check and Drug Screening 68.00
Physical Examination/Tests/Etc. 385.00
490.00
490.00
TOTAL $15,089.25
This program requires three-four credit hours of electives. The total price does not include all costs associated with the electives.
All prices are subject to change. Please visit Hammes Bookstore for the most up-to-date textbook prices.
*This item is ordered in the KCC Hammes Bookstore.