Medical Laboratory Technician Program
Welcome to the Medical Laboratory Technician program!
Medical Laboratory science is a branch of medicine concerned with performing tests on blood and other body fluids and tissues for the purpose of assisting with the diagnosis of disease, as well as monitoring the progress of treatment.
Medical Laboratory Technicians play a key role on the healthcare team. Their role is responsible for performing analyses, evaluating normal and abnormal results, and correlating the results with disease states. The information they provide physicians is essential to patient care. They are also involved with other aspects of clinical laboratory testing such as maintenance of complicated, precise, automated and manual equipment, and participating in daily comprehensive quality assurance plans.
The Medical Laboratory Technician Program (MLT) at BCCC is a 12-month program beginning August 28, 2017. Students must already have an Associate Degree with a science background, including Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy/Physiology, Algebra, and Microbiology.
The curriculum includes courses in Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Immunohematology, and Clinical Microbiology. Students will have supervised clinical rotations at hospitals and will be eligible to take their national registry examination through American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). The MLT program has applied to National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) for accreditation. This program will be held at the Lower Bucks Campus, in Bristol, PA.
The first step to admission is to visit our Admission Procedures Page.
Students must comply with the rules and policies as presented in the Medical Laboratory Technician Handbook Fall 2017 in addition to those listed in the catalog.