Medical Laboratory Technology

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Danville Community College has partnered with Reynolds Community College to bring its Medical Laboratory Technology to citizens of our service region.  Students take general education courses at DCC and then apply for admission to Reynolds.  Students have assigned clinicals at area health care institutions and take didactic portions of their classes on-line.

NOTE:  Students who have a felony conviction, or a conviction for assault, will not be allowed into clinical facilities in allied health programs.  They are thus advised to choose a non-allied health field.

Program Outcomes

The educational experiences in the JSRCC MLT program are designed to ensure that students are well prepared to enter the profession of Medical Laboratory Technology and continue to learn throughout their professional career. At career entry, the MLT will be proficient in performing a wide range of tests in areas such as hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/ immunology, coagulation, and urinalysis. At the completion of the JSRCC program, students will be able to:

  1. Comply with all standard safety regulations and monitor changes in safety regulations.
  2. Perform and evaluate pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical procedures to ensure the quality of laboratory results.
  3. Perform laboratory tests, analyze and verify results, and resolve common problems in all the major areas of the clinical laboratories.
  4. Obtain acceptable blood and body fluid samples for laboratory tests using standard phlebotomy and collection procedures.
  5. Use quality assurance principles and practices to ensure the accuracy and reliability of laboratory information.
  6. Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of equipment and instruments.
  7. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, patients and the public.
  8. Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals and the public.

Course Sequence

First Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
SDV 100* College Success Skills 1 0 1
MTH 155/161 Statistical Reasoning OR Precalculus I 3 0 3
CHM 101*/111* Intro. Chemistry OR Gen Chemistry I 3 3 4
BIO 101*/141 Gen Biloogy I OR Anatomy & Physiology I 3 3 4
ENG 111* College Composition I 3 0 3
MDL 100   1 3 2
  Total 14 9 17
Second Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
ITE 115* Intro to Computer App & Concepts 3 0 3
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 3
MDL 125 Clinical Hematology I 2 3 3
MDL 251 Clinical  Microbiology I 2 4 3
BIO 102*/142 Gen Biology II OR Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4
  Personal Wellness Elective 0-1 0-2 1
  Total 13-14 10-12 17
Third Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
MDL 190 Coordinated Practice in Phlebotomy 0 8 2
MDL 210 Immunology and Serology 2 3 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
MDL 110 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 2 3 3
  Total 7 14 11
Fourth Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
MDL 216 Blood Banking 2 3 3
MDL 225 Clinical Hematology II 2 3 3
MDL 252 Clinical Microbiology II 2 3 3
MDL 262 Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation II 3 3 4
  Total 9 12 13
Fifth Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
MDL 281 Clinical Correlations (online Course) 1 0 1
MDL 290 Coordinated Practice in Blood
Bank/Transfusion Medicine
0 8 2
MDL 290 Coordinated Practice in Clinical Chemistry 0 8 2
MDL 290 Coordinated Practice in Hematology 0 8 2
MDL 290 Coordinated Practice in Microbiology 0 8 2
  Total 1 32 9

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology: 67


MTH 155 meets the graduation requirement for the AAS degree in Medical Laboratory Technology.  Students planning to pursue a four-year degree should take MTH 161.

CHM 101 meets the graduation requirement for the AAS degree in Medical Laboratory Technology.  Students planning to pursue a four-year degree should take CHM 111.

A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

MDL 125 offered only in the spring term.

MDL 210 is a prerequisite or co-requisite for MDL 216.

MDL 225, MDL 252 is offered only in the fall term.

The last semester is a 13-16 week clinical rotation at a local hospital or clinic.