CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024
- New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog.
- Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
- The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.
The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program at Quinebaug Valley Campus of CT State Community College prepares the student to work in a clinical laboratory setting. As the student progresses through the program they will obtain the required knowledge that will allow them to work in any of the laboratory departments in a clinical lab. The student will complete instructional courses in Clinical Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Immunology, Immunohematology, and Urinalysis/Body Fluids, as well as the general education-required courses. After completion of the program, the student will graduate with an Associate’s Degree (A.S.) and be eligible to sit for the National Registry examinations. Graduates are well-prepared to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation and to begin their careers as laboratory professionals.
In addition to General Education Outcomes, learners who complete the Medical Laboratory Technician degree will:
- Apply knowledge of theory and principles related to body fluids, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, blood bank, and laboratory information systems;
- Apply knowledge of fundamental biological characteristics related to laboratory testing;
- Apply principles of performing basic laboratory procedures;
- Accurately perform venipuncture and capillary puncture procedures;
- Assess results by correlating laboratory data with clinical or other laboratory data;
- Evaluate laboratory data to recognize disease states;
- Prepare and process specimens, equipment, and instruments as well as controls and reagents;
- Perform with ethical and legal guidelines as well as within the profession’s scope of practice.
Graduates of the degree program will be eligible to sit for the MLT American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) national certification exam. Please see the Course of Study for specific information on the program’s curriculum.
The Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Quinebaug Valley Community College [future Quinebaug Valley Campus of CT State Community College] is programmatically accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, 6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 730, North Bethesda, MD 20852, Main: (301) 291-7550, Website: www.abhes.org, Email: email@example.com
Please note, this is a suggested plan of study for a full-time student. Part-time students may have their schedule adjusted accordingly. Students may need additional courses in remedial math and/or English.
Students must meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for any core MLT courses.
Students must earn a B- or better in all MLT courses prior to be eligible for the Clinical Internships. Students are required to show proof of physical examination; Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), varicella and Hepatitis B immunity; Tetanus shot within past 5 years; and a negative Tuberculosis (TB) test prior to being accepted for any internship courses. Internship sites may require students to undergo a criminal background check.