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Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical laboratory technologists enjoy careers as part of the emerging biotechnology field and diagnostic healthcare team.  They process body fluids for chemical, serological and biological analysis for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

Once You Complete the Program

Students completing the program at IRSC, go on to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) medical lab technology certification exams and seek employment in a hospital or independent laboratory.

Getting Started

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is a selective admission program.  Students are selected based on criteria outlined in the Medical Laboratory Technology Application Book.

For more information, contact:
Mike Vogt
772-462-7536
mvogt@irsc.edu

Medical Laboratory Technology Information Sessions

Students interested in the Medical Laboratory Technology program, must attend a Medical Laboratory Technology Information Session at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Upcoming information sessions:

Applying to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program

The Fall 2019 program is full.  The application for the Fall 2020 program will be available after January 1, 2020.

New students must first complete the online Application for Admission.

New and returning students must also follow these directions to complete and submit the Medical Laboratory Technology Application prior to the application deadline.

  1. Sign into MyIRSC, and enter your Student ID and PIN number.
  2. Go to Registration (blue menu bar), and select Medical Laboratory Technology Application.
  3. Place a check mark in the I Agree Statement.
  4. In the Health Science Program box, select Medical Laboratory Technology. Application Deadline: this automatically fills in the program deadline date.
  5. Select Submit. Select OK.
  6. Select Pay Fee Now and then Pay Now.
  7. Select Process For Payment.
  8. Select $30 application fee.
  9. Enter credit card details.
  10. Submit payment.

Medical Laboratory Technology Program Education Philosophy

The increased application in use of clinical laboratory procedures for diagnosis, combined with the advanced technology of the medical laboratory technology equipment, has prompted the use of specialized personnel to ensure the production of quality laboratory procedures. Thus, the role of the medical laboratory technologist as an important member of the medical team has also been enhanced.

Accreditation

The IRSC Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Additional Program Information

HOSA

This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team.  Join now.

Academic Plan/Guided Pathway for Medical Laboratory Technology

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Medical Laboratory Technology A.S.

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