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Medical Laboratory Technology

Award

Associate of Applied Science

Program Director

Robin Levandoski, M.T. (ASCP) SC

Length of Study

Four-semester (two-years)

Purpose

The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum is designed to prepare selected students for employment, upon graduation and certification, as Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs). MLT positions are available in hospital laboratories, private laboratories, physicians' office laboratories, health department laboratories, and industrial medical laboratories.

Prerequisites

(high school): 2 years of math (one of which must be Algebra and 1 year of laboratory science. Students with deficiencies will be required to remediate them through developmental studies before being considered for admission. The laboratory sciences requirement may be satisfied by completion of appropriate college level science courses.

Admission Requirements

Admission is competitive and based on grades, performance on College placement test, interviews, and demonstrated interest in pursuing a health career.

Program Requirements

Clinical experience in the Medical Laboratory of selected health care facilities will be provided. The purchase of any required uniforms will be the financial responsibility of the student. Students will be expected to provide their own transportation to the hospitals. Students admitted to the program must complete a health record form and obtain required immunizations. Applicants will be required to sign a liability release form prior to admission. Certain non-academic requirements are essential to success in the profession. These may include good general health, good vision (with correction), mobility, and good manual dexterity.

Program Standards

All students in the program must earn a grade of "C" or better in all Medical Laboratory, science and mathematics courses before they will be permitted to graduate. If at any time the Program Director believes a student should not continue in the program, a review committee shall be convened to review the student's status. Students may waive the review process by submitting a letter to the Program Director indicating a desire to withdraw from the program.

Program Accreditation

This program is being offered in corporation with Centra. Upon completion of the four-semester program, students will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. During the summer following graduation from CVCC, students must complete a coordinated internship at one or more hospitals within Centra to receive a certificate of completion and be qualified to take a national certification examination. Neither the AAS degree nor the certificate of completion from Centra is contingent upon the student passing any type of external certification or licensure exam.

The Centra Certificate Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018.

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Medical Laboratory Technology

Contact Robin Levandoski:
Central Virginia
Community College

3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg VA 24502-2498

Phone: 434.832.7696

Located in Merritt, Room 5226