Medical Laboratory Technology

Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) prepares students as entry-level medical laboratory technicians.  Medical laboratory technicians use basic and specialized laboratory skills, computer technology and knowledge of the human body to provide accurate and precise laboratory results requested by the physician to help diagnose, treat, and monitor disease. Medical laboratory technicians must also demonstrate ethical and moral attitudes and principles. An attitude of respect for the patient and confidentiality of the patient's record and diagnoses must be maintained at all times.

The MLT program at New England Tech is a six quarter program that may be completed in as little as 18 months.  The MLT curriculum will offer academic courses in basic sciences (biology, chemistry, anatomy & physiology), mathematics, social sciences, and the humanities as well as both didactic (including student laboratories) and clinical experience courses in the areas of hematology, coagulation, microbiology, immunohematology, chemistry, parasitology, immunology, and urinalysis. 

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for a national certification examination. The certification of choice for most employers is through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification.  An individual must pass this examination to be eligible for state licensure.  Completion of the MLT Program is not contingent upon passage of any external certification examination.

Accreditation Status

The Medical Laboratory Technician program at New England Institute of Technology is seeking initial accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).  www.naacls.org.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
847.939.3597
773.714.8886 (FAX)
info@naacls.org
http://www.naacls.org

Program Mission
The mission of the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program is to provide quality didactic and clinical instruction.  The curriculum will include a combination of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains to prepare graduates to be competent entry-level Medical Laboratory Technicians. 
Program Goals
The goals of the New England Institute of Technology’s Medical Laboratory Technician program are to:
• Provide students with the highest quality academic and clinical education in the field of Medical Laboratory Technology.
• Provide students with the appropriate technical skills needed to accurately perform laboratory test procedures in an efficient manner.
• Provide a quality program that reflects continuing assessment, evaluation, and revision.
• Prepare students for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists’ (ASCP) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) certification exam, employment in a clinical laboratory, and further education.
• Develop an understanding of the importance of the professional role of a Medical Laboratory Technician in the clinical laboratory.
Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the MLT program, the student will graduate with an Associate of Science Degree. Graduation from the program is not contingent upon student performance on national certification examination. The graduate may also advance in the field to become a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) by pursuing additional education and technical experience.

Upon completion of the Medical Laboratory Technician Program, the graduate is prepared to:
• Collect, process and preserve blood and other body fluid samples.
• Perform and report the results of clinical laboratory tests
• Operate laboratory equipment and instruments, performing preventive and corrective maintenance as required.
• Identify pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical variables that affect procedures, instruments and results, and take appropriate corrective action.
• Monitor and evaluate quality control in the laboratory.
• Practice laboratory safety and regulatory compliance.
• Perform information processing functions in the clinical laboratory.
• Correlate and apply laboratory results to diagnosis of clinical conditions and/or diseases.
• Communicate with colleagues and patients in a professional manner.
• Model professional behaviors, ethics, and appearance.
• Work effectively as a team member within the laboratory and with other healthcare professionals recognizing the comprehensive impact this has on health care.

Courses Offered

Associate in Science Degree

MLT 110 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology
BIO 100 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 101 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 
MLT 120 Urinalysis and Body Fluids
MLT 121 Immunology
BIO 120 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO 121 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
CHM 101 Life Science Chemistry (MA/SCI Core)
MLT 130 Hematology I
MLT 131 Medical Microbiology I
MLT 132 Clinical Chemistry
MLT 240 Hematology II
MLT 241 Medical Microbiology II
MLT 242 Clinical Chemistry II
MLT 250 Immunohematology
MLT 251 Clinical Practicum I (5 weeks)
MLT 260 MLT Seminar
MLT 261 Clinical Practicum II