Medical Laboratory Technology- A.A.S.

PROGRAM INFORMATION: The two-year curriculum in Medical Laboratory Technology leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree designed to help prepare graduates for employment as a medical laboratory technician in a clinical laboratory upon successful completion of a national certification exam. Students who have completed many of the general education courses on the degree plan may be accelerated through the program. Students unable to attend full time may be accommodated.

The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) located at 5600 N. River Road Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119. NAACLS phone number is (733) 714-8880. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) national certification examinations for medical laboratory technicians.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Students interested in the Medical Laboratory Technology Program should submit the MLT program application to the program director (address is on the application). Applications are available at the Dean of Health Professions’ office, the MLT program office (Drane Hall Room 208), or at www.navarrocollege.edu on the MLT webpage. Applicants are ranked for admission based on the following: Texas Success Initiative scores, GPA, completion of science courses, completion of other college courses, and employment in a clinical laboratory or phlebotomy course completion. Proof of clear criminal history is required. ACCEPTANCE TO NAVARRO COLLEGE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM. The Medical Laboratory Technology program is only offered on the Corsicana campus.

Hepatitis B immunization, a six-month process, must be complete before patient contact, WHICH OCCURS DURING THE FRESHMAN YEAR CLINICALS. Students interested in the program should begin hepatitis B immunizations as soon as possible. Immunization information is included in the MLT application and the website.

University programs are available that accept transfer MLT courses to a Bachelor of Science (medical laboratory science) degree. Students should check with their chosen university regarding any transfer possibilities.

Notice to Students Regarding Licensing - MLT

Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion. The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements. https://www.naacls.org/

Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential MLT Certification prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.”

https://www.naacls.org/Students.aspx

This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense. Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.


Freshman Year

Fall

MLAB 1201Introduction to Clinical Lab Science

2

MLAB 1211Urinalysis and Body Fluids

2

MLAB 1235Immunology/ Serology

2

BIOL 2401Anatomy & Physiology I

4

MATH 1314College Algebra

3

ENGL 1301Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring

MLAB 1415Hematology

4

MLAB 1227Coagulation

2

PLAB 1223Phlebotomy

2

BIOL 2402Anatomy & Physiology II

4

Approved Language / Philosophy / Culture or Creative Arts

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Summer

MLAB 1360Clinical I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Sophomore Year

Fall

MLAB 2434Clinical Microbiology

4

MLAB 2431Immunohematology

4

CHEM 1411General Chemistry I

4

OR

CHEM 1405Introductory Chemistry I

4

Approved Social / Behavioral Science

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring

MLAB 1231Parasitology/ Mycology

2

MLAB 2401Clinical Chemistry

4

MLAB 2238Advanced Topics

2

MLAB 2360Clinical II

3

Total Credit Hours:11