Medical Laboratory Technology
Associate of Applied Science
Robin Levandoski, M.T. (ASCP) SC
Length of Study
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
(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 is competitive and based on grades, performance on College placement test, interviews, and demonstrated
interest in pursuing a health career.
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.
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.
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
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.