Medical Laboratory Technology: Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA), C.S.C.

Career Studies Certificate
Campuses: Medical Education (Springfield)

The program is designed to prepare personnel who collect, process, and perform selected tests on samples for medical laboratory analysis. Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLAs) work in hospitals, medical clinics, and reference laboratories. The curriculum includes learning experiences: on-campus, online, and, in partnership, with affiliated clinical laboratories. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) national examination to become certified as a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA).

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

1st Semester
MDL 105 Phlebotomy 3
Total 3
2nd Semester
1ENG 111 College Composition I 3
2HLT 141 Introduction to Medical Terminology 1
MDL 100 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology 2
MDL 106 Clinical Phlebotomy 4
MDL 140 Clinical Urinalysis 2
Total 12
3rd Semester
HIM 130 Healthcare Information Systems 3
HLT 145 Ethics for Healthcare Personnel 2
MDL 130 Basic Clinical Microbiology 3
MDL 196 On-Site Training 2
MDL 260 Laboratory Instrumentation I 2
Total 12
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 27
1st Semester
MDL
105
3
Total 3
2nd Semester
1ENG
111
3
2HLT
141
1
MDL
100
2
MDL
106
4
Clinical Urinalysis
MDL
140
2
Total 12
3rd Semester
HIM
130
3
HLT
145
2
Basic Clinical Microbiology
MDL
130
3
MDL
196
2
Laboratory Instrumentation I
MDL
260
2
Total 12
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 27

1 May substitute ENG 112 or higher.

2 May substitute HIM 111.

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