Sep 27, 2023
Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
The Medical Laboratory Technology program provides the general education core, sciences, and clinical laboratory education courses necessary for career-entry preparation. The program is comprised of an academic phase, which is three semesters on campus and a clinical practicum, which is six months training in one of the accredited clinical affiliates. Following the successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology Examination.
Admission, Retention, and Graduation Requirements
Admission Requirements (General)
A student desiring to pursue an associate of applied science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology must:
- Apply, meet the general admission requirements and be accepted by Northeast State Community College.
- Indicate Medical Laboratory Technology as the desired major on the Northeast State application form.
- See a faculty advisor from the Health Professions area prior to registering for classes and obtain faculty approval to register.
- Complete all required learning support courses prior to making application for the Medical Laboratory Technology program.
- Complete BIOL 2230, BIOL 2010, BIOL 2020, ENGL 1010, HRPR 1000, MATH 1530, humanities/fine arts elective and PSYC 1030 prior to making application for the Medical Laboratory Technology program. A grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all courses prior to admission. Biological science courses previously taken must have been completed within the last ten years.
Medical Laboratory Technology Program Application Requirements
A student who has completed the above referenced requirements and has maintained an overall 2.0 GPA, excluding learning support courses, must complete an application and follow any additional program admission guidelines.
Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program
- Selection of each class will be made by the Medical Laboratory Technology Advisory Committee whose membership consists of:
a. Dean of Health Professions.
b. Program Director of the Medical Laboratory Technology program.
c. Representatives from the local communities of interest.
d. Vice President for Academic Affairs (ex officio).
- Students will be evaluated on overall GPA, grades earned in required sciences, prior education, and be interviewed by the Medical Laboratory Technology Advisory Committee. (Evaluation criteria will be made available to each student during the application and orientation process).
- Individuals selected for the class will be notified in writing of acceptance into the program. Students notified of admission into the program must return their acceptance, by the date specified, indicating intent to be included in the class. Students who do not respond will have their positions filled by other applicants selected by the Medical Laboratory Technology Advisory Committee.
- Students not selected for admission may reapply for a subsequent class.
- Transfer Students - Individuals who have attended other colleges and desire to transfer into the Northeast State Medical Laboratory Technology program will be considered on an individual basis. Transfer requests should be directed to the Dean of Health Professions. Transfer students must meet the same standards and criteria as others desiring to pursue an associate of applied science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology at Northeast State.
A student who has been dismissed or has withdrawn from the Medical Laboratory Technology program may be readmitted. The following apply:
- Only one readmission to the Medical Laboratory Technology program is permitted. This readmission must occur within a one year time frame.
- A student must apply to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program Director for admission at least one semester before the desired date of return.
- A student must request readmission in writing and appear before the Medical Laboratory Technology Advisory Committee.
- A student who fails to maintain a 2.0 GPA may be considered for readmission only after removing all grades of less than a “C” in all required general education courses.
- A student repeating a Medical Laboratory Technology course must repeat both the theory and clinical components of the course.
- A student may be readmitted only if space is available.
To remain in good standing once admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technology program, the student must:
- Adhere to all Northeast State, Medical Laboratory Technology program, department, and clinical affiliate policies.
- Maintain a 2.0 GPA or better in each Medical Laboratory Technology course.
- Satisfactorily complete the theory, clinical and/or skills requirements of each Medical Laboratory Technology course. Failure in either segment will result in a grade of “F” for the entire course.
- Submit to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program Director written evidence, on the appropriate form, of a physical examination within the past six months showing the applicant is in good physical health and possesses no physical disabilities which would impede the applicant’s ability to fulfill the functions and responsibilities of the Medical Laboratory Technologist. Any limitations in the individual’s ability to perform adequately will require additional documentation.
- Exhibit safe clinical behavior.
- Demonstrate professional, ethical, and legal conduct.
- Purchase professional liability insurance ($1,000,000/$3,000,000).
- Maintain CPR certification.
- Sign a statement prior to admission indicating he/she is drug free and submit to a drug test if requested by the Dean of Health Professions at any time during the program. A positive drug test is grounds for immediate dismissal.
- Students must comply with policies of clinical affiliates concerning criminal background checks and must assume associated costs.
Program graduation requirements include the successful completion of the courses listed below with a minimum grade of “C” in each course.
Additional courses may be required to overcome deficiencies in English, mathematics, and reading.
Medical Laboratory Technology program is a selective admission program. Completing the general education requirements does not guarantee admission.
For Further Information
Rose Marie Spangler, M.P.H., MLS (ASCP)
Program Director/Assistant Professor
Medical Laboratory Technology
Connie Marshall, M.A., Associate Professor
Dean, Health Professions