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Medical Laboratory Technology, AAAS Planning Guide

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Program Description:

The Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to work in clinical laboratories as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT). Upon completion of the degree, graduates are eligible to take the national MLT certification exam. Certification is a requirement for working in the healthcare field. Shoreline Community College works with clinical affiliates, an MLT advisory committee and accreditation guidelines to make sure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand for employment.

AAAS Degree (114-117 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Grade of 2.0 or better for each individual course in the program required.

Program Prerequisites:

For the AAAS degree program, placement into English and Math courses is required. Credit in the physical sciences may be applied if earned within the past five years, and includes in-person labs. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis.

  • English: ENGL& 101  
  • Math: MATH& 146  
  • Proof of current Healthcare Provider (CPR & AED)

General Education Core Requirements (12-15 Credits)

Communication Skills (5 Credits)

Multicultural Understanding (2-5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses: BUS 105 , HUM 105 , BUS 103 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 , GWS 284 , PSYC 230 , SOC 270 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Program Core Requirements (34 Credits)

The following science courses must be taken with in-person labs. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis.

Professional Year (68 Credits)

Spring or Fall Quarter

Summer Quarter

Approval To Graduate

Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________

Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________

Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________

Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________

Additional Information

MLT Program applications are due May 10th. Selection to the Professional year of the MLT program is based on successful completion of academic prerequisite requirements. Acceptance is limited by the number of clinical spaces for practicum training. Students accepted into the MLT program must be full time student. The MLT program application can be found at www.shoreline.edu/MedicalLab01.aspx.

Required vaccinations: Hepatitis B, MMR, Tdap, influenza, and two-step TB skin tests, Varicella and full COVID.

Required Documents: Background check, Health insurance, and AHA BLS CPR certification.

Assigned clinical training facilities may have additional student requirements.

Professional Organizations:
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), www.ascls.org
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science- Washington State, www.asclswa.org
American Society for Clinical Pathology, www.ascp.org

Certification in clinical laboratory careers:
Medical Laboratory Technician Certification: MLT (ASCP) American Society for Clinical Laboratory Pathology (ASCP) www.ascp.org ASCP Board of Certification https://www.ascp.org/content/board-of-certification

MLT Program Accreditation:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), www.naacls.org; 5600 N River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

Salary Information:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/
Salary.com, www.salary.com

Job Search Information:
Washington State Hospital Association, member listing, http://www.wsha.org
Job listing: https://www.indeed.com
Job seeking: https://www.shoreline.edu/workforce/worksource/job-seekers.aspx

Program Advisor:

Jennifer Stevens  206-546-4710 jstevens@shoreline.edu Rm 2330

Program Information:

Length of Program: 114-117 Credits
Completion Award: AAAS Degree
Enrollment: Fall Quarter for professional year
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $1000
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Website: http://shoreline.edu/programs/medical-laboratory-technology/

Plan code: CLTMLAPT

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