Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Available at: Windward 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 of 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: 100%
  • Three Year Average Placement Rate Percentage: 88%
    Note: Three Year Averages based on time frame of (7/1/17-6/30/20)
  • Three Year Average Graduation Rate Percentage: 94%
    Note: Three Year Average based on time frame of (7/1/18-6/30/21)
MLT Program Outcomes Measures

Year:

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

Graduation Rate

100 97 80 91 100 100

Certification Pass Rate (ASCP Exam)

90 89 100 100 100 33

Job Placement Rate

90 100 100 67 100 64

The above data represents only those students that took the MLT (ASCP) exam and only those students that responded to the Program’s contact about their work/continuing education status. Graduation rate is calculated for only 2nd half of the program. As of May 12, 2022 (8 of 11 graduates took the exam; four failed) 

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

As required by 34 CFR 668.43(c): Del Mar College has not yet made the determination if the curriculum of Medical Laboratory Technology, Associate in Applied Science, meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any U.S. Territory or state other than Texas.

Careers

Page last updated September 16, 2022.

Contact Information

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

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