**PLEASE NOTE – There are changes in prerequisite courses (MAT140 instead of MAT120 and BIO205 instead of BIO182) effective for admission to the Fall 2019 Program and beyond**
Students in the Medical Laboratory Science Program are trained to become Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT's) and provide clinical information to physicians, pathologists, researchers, and other healthcare providers by conducting a variety of tests on various specimens submitted to clinical laboratories.
Responsibilities of a medical laboratory technician may include:
- Conducting analyses of bodily fluids
- Maintaining medical laboratory equipment
- Analyzing test results
- Collecting fluid or tissue samples from patients
Medical laboratory technicians perform general tests in all laboratory areas such as blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology. MLT's may perform laboratory testing in many clinical settings such as hospitals, reference laboratories, clinics, and bioscience industry.
|Information Sessions for the Medical Lab Science Progam from 5pm - 6pm.|
Location: Healthcare Education Building Room - HE116
*Info sessions do not require pre-registrations, just show up at 5pm
|January 21, 2020||July 21, 2020|
|February 18, 2020||August 18, 2020|
|March 17, 2020||September 15, 2020|
|April 21, 2020||October 20, 2020|
|May 12, 2020||November 17, 2020|
|June 16, 2020||December 1, 2020|
In this program you can earn the following:
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Laboratory Science
- Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Medical Laboratory Science*
*The Certificate program is only an option for an applicant who has completed an Associate in Applied Science.
The certificate and associate degree programs will articulate to many state and national universities as transferable university-level courses. Students interested in earning a Bachelor's (BAS) Degree in Medical Laboratory Science can learn more about PC's innovative partnership with Arizona State University. See the MLS University Transfer page for more information on these options.
The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) accredits the Histologic Technology and Medical Laboratory Science programs offered by Phoenix College. 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880, www.naacls.org
Graduates from the associate degree program are eligible to apply for national certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Graduates of both the certificate and associate degree program may be eligible to sit for national certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician through the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Graduates of the certificate program may also be eligible for national certification if they meet the other requirements specified by the respective certification agency. American Medical Technologists (AMT) is another national certification agency.
The program outcomes as defined by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) can be found here: MLT Outcomes
Clinical Affiliates of the Medical Laboratory Science program include:
- Banner Baywood, Boswell, Del Webb, Desert, Estrella, Gateway, University, and Thunderbird Medical Centers
- Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Dignity Healthcare- St. Joseph's Medical Centers
- Maricopa Integrated Health System
- Sonora Quest Laboratories
- Abrazo Health - Abrazo Central Campus and Arizona Heart Hospital