Medical Laboratory Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Medical Laboratory Technology

The Atlantic Cape Community College Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program is offered in collaboration with Mercer County Community College.  Students complete the general education and program courses (pre-professional phase) at Atlantic Cape. Upon acceptance, students will complete the professional phase of the program at Mercer County Community College and laboratories located in Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

The professional phase of the program, conducted by Mercer County Community College, requires a separate application and an overall GPA of 2.5 or above. Students must complete all Atlantic Cape coursework with a “C” or better with a maximum of two attempts per course to be considered for the professional phase of the program.  For this degree, all English and general education courses expire after 10 years. All science courses expire after 5 years. 
The Atlantic Cape Community College Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program is offered in collaboration with Mercer County Community College.  Students complete the general education and program courses (pre-professional phase) at Atlantic Cape.  Upon acceptance, students will complete the professional phase of the program at Mercer County Community College and laboratories located in Atlantic and Cape May County. 

For additional information, please contact Myrna Morales Keklak, at (609) 343-5033 or mkeklak@atlantic.edu. For questions about the Professional Phase of the program please contact Lisa M. Shave, Mercer County Community College, at (609) 570-3387 or shavel@mccc.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Integrate knowledge learned and experienced in the disciplines of general education, mathematics, science, and medical laboratory science;
  • Exhibit working knowledge of the principles and procedures applied in the clinical laboratory setting by testing biological samples using current technology to generate accurate, quality-assured laboratory results used for health and disease evaluations;
  • Use problem-solving skills to integrate laboratory data for patient diagnosis;
  • Complete the program and pass the national ASCP certification exam;
  • Be familiar with the profession’s code of ethics and consistently act within those standards during interactions with fellow classmates and working professionals in the clinical setting;
  • Describe the importance of continuing education in lifelong learning and in obtaining and maintaining professional credentialing.

Pre-Professional Phase - 35 credits

Courses Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 32 credits

When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.

Communication (9 credits)  
    COMM120-Public Speaking
3
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (20 credits)  
    BIOL220-Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4
    BIOL221-Human Anatomy and Physiology II
4
    BIOL250-Microbiology
4
    CHEM110-General Chemistry 4
    Choose: MATH122, MATH150 or MATH220 4
Social Science (3 credits)  
    PSYC101-General Psychology
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS 32
Atlantic Cape Program Course - 3 credits
    HESC110-Comprehensive Medical Terminology

Professional Phase - 31 credits

31
    Mercer Medical Laboratory Technology Courses
 
 All professional coursework is completed at Mercer County Community       College and laboratories located in Atlantic and Cape May counties.
31
  Technological Competency: 0-3 Credits
 
  (Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio. )
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
66
(MLBT) EFFECTIVE FALL 2019  
RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES
PRE-PROFESSIONAL PHASE - First Year - Atlantic Cape Coursework
Summer (4 credits)
CHEM110 General Chemistry I 4
First Semester - Fall (17 credits)
HESC110 Comprehensive Medical Terminology 3
BIOL220 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENGL101 Composition I 3
PSYC101 General Psychology 3
Choose MATH122, MATH150 or MATH220 4
Second Semester - Spring (14 credits)
COMM120 Public Speaking 3
ENGL102 Composition II 3
BIOL221 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOL250 Microbiology 4