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Medical Laboratory Technology

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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.

MLT's 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.

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

Free information sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Upcoming sessions:

Applying to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program

The Fall program is full.  The application for the Fall 2021 program will be available after January 4, 2021. 

Health Science Application Process

Google Chrome is the preferred web browser to use when completing your applications.

  • Current/returning students: Log into MyPioneerPortal with your IRSC RiverMail address and your password. Login to confirm that your IRSC admissions (transcripts, residency, New Student orientation and holds) are completed prior to the application deadline date.  
  • New students: complete the IRSC Online Application for Admission.

Click here to begin the Health Science Application

  • On the Admission Application Instructions webpage, click on the blue SIGN IN button.
  • If you have not submitted a health science application for the 2020-2021 school year (July 2020 to present), you will need to select Create Account at the bottom of the Sign In box.
    • You will need to check your email for the address provided to verify the account before signing in.  Please check both the junk/spam and inbox folders for this email.  The email will be from IRSC Workday.
    • Once you have clicked on the link or copied and pasted it in a new web browser, sign in to the Health Science Application Portal. 
  • If you have submitted a health science application for the 2020-2021 school year (July 2020 to present), sign in using the email address provided when you created the account (this will NOT be your RiverMail or Pioneer Portal sign in).
  • On the Admissions Application Instruction webpage, select Health Science Associate Application (Degree, Diploma, Technical Certificate).
  • Click on the blue Apply Now.
  • Once you complete all of the questions, select Pay Now in blue to submit the $30 application fee. 
  • A new screen will open to enter you payment information. SAVE YOUR RECEIPT.

If the $30 fee is not paid, the application is null/void.

Go back to the application screen (in a different tab/window) and click the blue NEXT button.  Check the box next to the acknowledgement and click on the blue SUBMIT button.

Send your application documents to Jdiaz1@irsc.edu before the application deadline date. 

IN-PROGRESS APPLICATIONS

To complete an in-progress application, return to the Health Science Admissions Application site and sign into your account using the Sign In Button at the top right corner of the page with the credentials you created when you submitted your application. Once you’re signed in, select the application type of the application you started under Admissions on the right. You’ll see your in-progress application under Your Applications with a status of Not Submitted. Click on the link to complete it.

APPLICATION REVIEW

To review your application status, return to the Health Science Admissions Application site and sign into your account using the Sign In Button at the top right corner of the page with the credentials you created when you submitted your application. Once you’re signed in, select the application type of the application you started under Admissions on the right. You’ll see your submitted application under Your Applications – click on it to see actions required.

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. Learn more.

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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