Medical Laboratory Science

Program Resources

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 program outcomes as defined by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) can be found here: MLT Outcomes Clinical Affiliates

Clinical Affiliates of the Medical Laboratory Science program include:

  • Banner Baywood, Boswell, Del Webb, Desert, Estrella, Gateway, Good Samaritan, and Thunderbird Medical Centers
  • Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Dignity Healthcare- St. Joseph's Medical Centers
  • Maricopa Integrated Health System
  • Flagstaff Medical Center - Northern Arizona Healthcare
  • John C. Lincoln Hospital
  • Sonora Quest Laboratories
  • Abrazo Health - Phoenix Baptist and Arizona Heart Hospital

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 Linne and Rungsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science - Concepts, Procedures, and Clinical Applications, 7th edition, Mary Louise Turgeon, Elsevier, 2015.

Mathematics for the Clinical Laboratory, 3rd edition, Doucette, Elsevier, 2015. 

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,, Elsevier, 2013

Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory, 4th edition, Michael J. Leboffe,, Morton, 2011

MDL248 Clinical Chemistry Clinical Chemistry: Principles, Procedures, Correlations, 7th edition, Michael Bishop, Lippincott, 2013

Mathematics for the Clinical Laboratory, 3rd edition, Doucette, Elsevier, 2015.