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Medical Laboratory Technology Total credit hours: 76 Online Medical Laboratory 31 general education and support credits plus Technican MLT 45 professional credits Career opportunities: • Blood banks • Hospital, public health and physician office laboratories • Industrial and pharmaceutical laboratories • Research and forensic laboratories • Veterinary clinics The Medical Laboratory Technology program provides students with the knowledge, technical skills and attitudes for successful careers in clinical laboratories. Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) are vital health care detectives, providing data from the analysis of blood and body fluids to assist physicians in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded an Associate in Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and are eligible to apply for national certification and state licensure. Graduates of the MLT program may apply for certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Medical Technologists and the American Association of Bioanalysts. Job market: The shortage of laboratory personnel throughout the country is creating excellent employment opportunities and higher salaries for graduates. Salary range: The average starting salary in the Tampa Bay area is approximately $36,000-$40,000. Most laboratories offer shift differentials ranging from 10-25%. Program highlights: This program integrates academic courses and clinical laboratory experiences in Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Hematology, Immunology and Immunohematology (Blood Banking). Nearly all SPC graduates pass the national certification exam and find employment in the field. Courses are delivered online, with clinical experiences arranged Online education: close to students’ homes. Courses are offered online, and clinical experiences Time for completion: are arranged in accredited Two years, based on full-time enrollment clinical laboratories close to students’ homes. Program accreditation: The MLT program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773-714-8880. Progression: Graduates may advance their careers by completing a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology (Clinical Laboratory Science). For more information, contact: 727-341-3714 www.spcollege.edu/hec/medlab 23 St Petersburg College Medical Laboratory Technology Program Admission Requirements Checklist (Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission) Medical Laboratory Technology Website Program begins in August Pre-Application Requirement Completion of St. Petersburg College Admission Application and the non-refundable fee. Completion of the New Student Orientation. Submission of official, unopened (sealed) high school transcript(s) or GED transcript. Unofficial copies or official copies that have been opened are not acceptable. Applicants who have earned an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Baccalaureate, or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution are waived from this requirement. Submission of all official, unopened (sealed) college transcripts from previously or currently enrolled colleges. Unofficial copies or official copies that have been opened are not acceptable. Completion of placement testing and all college preparatory work. Applicants who have credits earned in mathematics, composition, and/or reading may be waived from the placement test. If previously or currently enrolled at SPC, academically in good standing and have a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Completion of ENC 1101, Composition 1, Approved College Level Mathematics, BSC 2010 and BSC 2010L, Biology 1 and Lab, CHM 1025 and CHM 1025L, Introductory Chemistry and Lab, and CGS 1060, Basic Computer and Information Literacy Competency. Submission of the Submission of the Health Programs Application. Students offered admission must complete the following pre-enrollment requirements within 90 days prior to the start of the first program course to maintain eligible status: Pre-Enrollment Requirements Successful passing of a background check and drug screening. (Screening policy criteria) Completion of the Health Examination Form and any required immunizations. Completion of the Student Services Orientation. Medical Laboratory Technology MLT-AS (College Rule 6Hx23-4.53 and 6Hx23-4.57) Transferable to a Bachelor's Degree in Health Services Administration at SPC. General education and support courses do not have to be completed in the order listed. Candidates must complete the Health Programs Application. Please see a counselor or advisor. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses in this program. Additional Information: Medical Laboratory Technology Program PROGRAM BEGINS EVERY AUGUST APPROVED REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH CATALOG YEAR 20091 (0415) OR LATER ~ REFER TO CURRICULUM FILES FOR PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR REQUIREMENTS ~ PRE-ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (15 credits) ENC 1101 - COMPOSITION I or (Honors) 3 Mathematics - One college level course with MAC, MAP, MAS, MGF, MTG or STA prefix 3 CGS 1070 - BASIC COMPUTER AND INFORMATION LITERACY 1 CHM 1025 - INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (or higher) 3 CHM 1025L - INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY LAB (or higher) 1 BSC 2010 - BIOLOGY I - CELLULAR PROCESSES 3 BSC 2010L - BIOLOGY I LABORATORY 1 GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (12 credits) * Enhanced World View Requirement SPC 1017 - INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION 3 or (SPC 1017H, SPC 1065, SPC 1608, or SPC 1608H) * Humanities/Fine Arts Approved Course 3 * Social & Behavioral Sciences Approved Course 3 PHI 2635 - HEALTH CARE ETHICS APPLIED 3 or (PHI 1600, PHI 1602H, PHI 1631 or PHI 2649) SUPPORT COURSES (4 credits) 1 MCB 2010 - MICROBIOLOGY 3 1 MCB 2010L - MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY 1 PROGRAM COURSES (45 credits) MLT 1022 - INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE 2 MLT 1022L - INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE LAB 1 MLT 1040 - PHLEBOTOMY 1 MLT 1610 - CLINICAL CHEMISTRY 4 MLT 1610L - CLINICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1 MLT 2150 - CLINICAL CORRELATIONS 3 MLT 2362 - HEMATOLOGY AND BODY FLUID ANALYSIS 4 MLT 2362L - HEMATOLOGY AND BODY FLUIDS LABORATORY 3 MLT 2400 - CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY 4 MLT 2400L - CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY 3 MLT 2530 - IMMUNOLOGY/ IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY 4 MLT 2530L - IMMUNOLOGY/IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY LABORATORY 2 MLT 2807L - IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 3 MLT 2809L - HEMATOLOGY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 3 MLT 2810L - CLINICAL CHEMISTRY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 3 MLT 2811L - MICROBIOLOGY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 3 MLT 1044L - PHLEBOTOMY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE 1 TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 76 1 Prerequisites for MLT 2400 # NOTE: Graduates of the Erwin Technical Center and Sheridan Technical Center Medical Laboratory Technology Programs who apply within 3 years of receiving their ATD, will be awarded 42 credits of the “Program Courses” listed above (except MLT 2150 Clinical Correlations). C&I 11/14/06 ~ BOT 12/19/06; 6/17/08 Important Information Links SPC Homepage www.spcollege.edu Health Education Center Homepage www.spcollege.edu/HEC St. Petersburg College Admission Application http://www.spjc.edu/webcentral/forms/apply.htm Health Programs Admissions Application https://www1.spjc.edu/hec/application/login.php Medical Laboratory Technology Curriculum http://www.spcollege.edu/program/MLT-AS Financial Assistance Services www.spcollege.edu/pages/dynamic.aspx?id=577 Office of Services for Students with Disabilities http://www.spcollege.edu/webcentral/catalog/Current/ossd.htm New Initiative Program (NIP) www.spcollege.edu/HEC/nip Transcript Request Form www.spcollege.edu/webcentral/forms/hs_trans.pdf Essential Functions Checklist http://www.spcollege.edu/hec/MedLab/Essential%20Functions.pdf Drug and Background Screening Policy http://www.spcollege.edu/hec/StudentActivities/background.htm
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