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Program Mission

The Medical Laboratory Sciences program delivers quality instruction to develop highly skilled and ethical clinical laboratory providers. We are committed to professional growth, lifelong learning, and service to the community.

Program Goals

1. Provide an educational program that meets the standards of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and promotes successful attainment of national certification. 2. Educate and train students who will demonstrate ethical and professional conduct in all professional endeavors. 3. Establish a curriculum to meet the needs of the clinical laboratory sciences community, serves the needs of a cultural diverse community, and ensures clinical experiences provide access to current trends and technology. 4. Promote professional and personal excellence among students, faculty and staff, and encourage lifelong learning. 5. Provide respectful, innovative, and active learning opportunities facilitated by faculty current in teaching methodologies and innovative instructional technologies.

Program Outcomes

The average graduation rate for students who have begun the final half of the program for the most recent 3 year period is 98%.

Clinical Affiliates

Clinical Affiliates of the Medical Laboratory Science program include:

  • Banner Baywood, Estrella, Gateway, Good Samaritan, and Thunderbird Medical Centers
  • Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Dignity Healthcare- Chandler Regional and St. Joseph's Medical Centers
  • Flagstaff Medical Center
  • John C. Lincoln Hospital - North Mountain
  • Mountain Vista Medical Center
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Scottsdale Healthcare - Osborn and Shea
  • Sonora Quest Laboratories

Credit for Prior Learning

If you have relevant previous work experience, Maricopa County Community College District does have a credit for prior learning policy. Your relevant work experience within a clinical laboratory and associated training and education may enable you to qualify for credit for prior learning for select portions of the program.

The Credit for Prior Learning handbook provided in the link listed below includes information regarding the credit for prior learning guidelines. Please contact Rochelle Helminski, program director, at 602.285.7878 to discuss credit for prior learning.

Book List

Course Title Textbook
MDL190 Clinical Laboratory Operations Clinical Laboratory Science – The Basics and Routine Techniques, 6th edition, Jean Jorgenson Linne and Karen Munson Ringsrud, Mosby, 2011

Mathematics for the Clinical Laboratory, 2nd edition, Doucette, Mosby, 2011. 
MDL240 Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluid Analysis Fundamentals of Urine and Body Fluid Analysis, 3rd edition, Nancy A. Brunzel, Saunders, 2010
MDL242 Clinical Hematology and Hemostasis Hematology in Practice, 2nd edition, Ciesla, FA Davis, 2012
MDL244 Clinical Immunohematology and Immunology Basic and Applied Concepts of Blood Banking and Transfusion, 3rd edition, Blaney and Howard, Elsevier Mosby, 2013

Contemporary Clinical Immunology and Serology, Rittenhouse-Olson, De Nardin, Pearson, 2013 
MDL246 Clinical Microbiology Bailey and Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 13th edition, Betty Forbes, et.al., Elsevier, 2013

Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory, 4th edition, Michael J. Leboffe, et.al., Morton, 2011
MDL248 Clinical Chemistry Clinical Chemistry: Principles, Procedures, Correlations, 7th edition, Michael Bishop, Lippincott, 2013

Mathematics for the Clinical Laboratory, 2nd edition, Doucette, Mosby, 2011