Award Type: AAS
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Laboratory Science degree provides education and training for employment in various medical and bioscience laboratories. Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT's) perform technically precise laboratory procedures using quality assurance and process improvement knowledge in compliance with appropriate regulatory guidelines to ensure quality patient care, work safety, and medico-legal standards by conducting a variety of tests on various specimens submitted to clinical laboratories in settings such as but not limited to hospitals, reference laboratories, clinics, and bioscience industries to physicians, pathologists, researchers, and other healthcare providers. Students in the Medical Laboratory Science program may be exposed to potentially infectious blood, tissues, and body fluids. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available. Individuals completing an associate's degree often perform supervisory and management responsibilities.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program. Completion of Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics courses within the last eight (8) years is required.
High school diploma or GED equivalent. Completion of Program Prerequisites. Proof of current immunization: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), tuberculosis skin test (TB), varicella, tetanus, diphtheria, Hepatitis B vaccine (HEB), and Seasonal Flu vaccine. Submit current CPR card for Health Care Provider and maintain current status throughout the practicum(s). Complete and submit health declaration form signed by a licensed health care provider. Submit to a drug screening and demonstrate negative results. Ability to fully participate in classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting program activities. A formal application and admission or readmission to the Medical Laboratory Science Program is required. Application to the Medical Laboratory Science program can be obtained from a Health Professions Advisor, the Program Director, or via the Phoenix College Health Professions, Fitness and Wellness Web site.
Background Check Requirements Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Supplemental Background Check policy. Program applications will not be accepted without a copy of an Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card. Upon conditional program admission, the student must comply with all requirements of the current MCCCD background check policy.