Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Available at: West Campus

Medical laboratory students use microscopes.

Program Overview

Students considering a career in Clinical Laboratory Science Should understand the challenges of Medicine and science. The Medical Laboratory Technologist has the best of both worlds. The practice of modern medicine would be impossible without the tests performed in the clinical laboratory. A medical team of pathologists, technologists, and technicians work together to determine the presence, extent, or absence of disease and provide data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.

The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum leads to the Associate in Applied Science degree. Program objectives are:

  • to educate medical laboratory technicians to perform routine clinical laboratory tests as the primary analyst making specimen oriented decisions and predetermined criteria, including a working knowledge of critical values, and
  • to educate medical laboratory technicians in accordance with the standards of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Road Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880.

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is offered in cooperation with local pathologists, hospitals, the Community Blood Bank, and other health service agencies. A committee made up of members representing the above agencies and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi functions as advisors for the program.

Curriculum

Program Outcomes

Three Year Average Program's Graduate Certification Pass Rate: 96%
Three Year Average Graduation Rate Percentage: 96%
Three Year Average Placement Rate Percentage: 97%
Three Year Average Attrition Rate Percentage: 3%
Note: Attrition rate is the percentage of students who began the program but did not complete
Note: Three Year Averages based on time frame of (7/1/13-6/30/16)

Program Accreditation

The Del Mar College Medical Laboratory Technology program is held to high standards and holds accreditation through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences NAACLS. The MLT Program educates medical laboratory technicians in accordance with the Standards set forth by NAACLS.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(773) 714-8880

Page last updated February 5, 2018.

Contact Information

Department of Allied Health
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2820
(361) 698-2811 fax

Location:
West Campus, HS2-128
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405