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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

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                              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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