Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum is a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program of study that prepares individuals to work in a medical laboratory. As members of the health care delivery team, clinical laboratory personnel are responsible for assuring reliable and accurate laboratory test results that contribute to the diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of physiological and pathological conditions. This program is designed to meet the standards and requirements for careers in clinical laboratory science. At career entry, the medical laboratory technician/clinical laboratory technician will be able to perform routine clinical laboratory tests (such as hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular, and/or emerging diagnostics) as the primary analyst making specimen oriented decision on predetermined criteria. Upon successful completion of the technical program, the student will be eligible to take a national certification examination. Outcome measures for the MLT program include: Board of Certification (BOC) pass rate for graduates from 2011 – 2013 is 76%, the job placement rate for graduates from 2011 – 2013 is 88% and the program graduation rate for 2011 – 2013 is 97%. This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880.
Progression: To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed under the course work tab with a "C" average (grade point average of 2.00) or better. A grade of "C" or higher is required in each MLT course to progress in the program.
Admission requirements, curriculum, and other program information subject to change. See your program advisor/counselor for additional information.
The mission of the MLT program is to improve the quality of life in the community by implementing a quality educational program to produce medical laboratory technologists by:
Emphasis is placed on the process of learning and critical thinking in order to produce graduates who are responsible and accountable for their own actions and continued learning. A major purpose of the MLT program is to prepare graduates to be responsible for assuring reliable and accurate laboratory test results that contribute to the diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of physiological and pathological conditions. Performance of routine testing in the major areas of the clinical laboratory by graduates is a focus of the MLT program.