MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY General Info
NCC has a shared program agreement with Kirkwood Community College (KCC) for the Medical Laboratory Technology program. Students will dually enroll in KCC and NCC. Kirkwood will provide the core MLT courses and NCC will provide the general education courses. Students will graduate from Kirkwood Community College.
Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) work in the areas of healthcare and quality control. They perform, evaluate, and assure the accuracy and validity of laboratory test information. They also collaborate in the diagnosis, treatment and therapy of patients.
MLTs perform diverse functions of sample collection, test analysis, principle application, quality control monitoring, use and maintenance of automated and electronic instruments, trouble shooting and problem solving techniques under the supervision of a Medical Laboratory Scientist or Pathologist in compliance with safety and governmental regulations. MLTs develop competencies in areas such as chemistry, hematology, blood bank, microbiology, immunology, molecular diagnostics and quality assurance.
Upon successful completion of the program the student is eligible to take the national certification exam from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
The Kirkwood Community College Medical Laboratory Technology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
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- Associate of Applied Science Degree (Certificate Option Available)
- Degree awarded by Kirkwood Community College.
- Four Semesters & 2 Summer Terms
- Fall semester entry
- Excellent people skills
- Communication skills
All Medical Lab Technician core courses are delivered online through Kirkwood Community College. Medical Lab Technician lab/clinical courses are on the NCC campus or a local NW Iowa hospital.
Requirements for this program
|Basic Anatomy and Physiology*
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II
|Communication for Health Care Professionals*
|Pathophysiology for the Laboratorian
|Introduction to Biosafety
|Principles of Phlebotomy
|Clinical Lab Fundamentals
|Introduction to Chemistry*
|Introduction to Chemistry Lab*
|Composition II: Technical Writing
|Hemostatis and Thrombosis
|Immunology and Serology
|Clinical Seminar and Review
|Clinical Practicum: Urinalysis
|Clinical Practicum: Immunology 1 and Serology
|Clinical Practicum: Hematology
|Clinical Practicum: Immunohematology
|Clinical Practicum: Chemistry
|Clinical Practicum: Microbiology
|Lab Survey and Review
|CLINICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE
|Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology
|Pathophysiology for the Laboratorian*
|Introduction to Biosafety*
|Principles of Phlebotomy*
|Clinical Lab Fundamentals*
Frequently Asked Questions
MLTs are trained to work in multiple settings such as hospitals, physician’s offices, private reference laboratories, research, biotechnology, public health, non-clinical industrial laboratories, and sales or technical services.
If you stay in northwest Iowa, starting salary is $18 – $29/hour.
This is a hands-on program with learning in different lab environments.
This program is a dual enrolled program between NCC and Kirkwood Community College.
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