AAS, Medical Laboratory Technology
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) provides the following description: at career entry, the medical laboratory technician will be able to perform routine clinical laboratory tests (such as hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular, and other emerging diagnostics) as the primary analyst making specimen oriented decisions on predetermined criteria, including a working knowledge of critical values. Communication skills will extend to frequent interactions with members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service and patient education. The level of analysis ranges from waived and point of care testing to complex testing encompassing all major areas of the clinical laboratory. The medical laboratory technician will have diverse functions in areas of pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical processes. The medical laboratory technician will have responsibilities for information processing, training, and quality control monitoring wherever clinical laboratory testing is performed.
Program Outcomes of AAS-MLT
The specific educational outcomes for the program are to produce graduates who:
General Admission Requirements for all students entering programs offered by the Medical Laboratory Science Department include:
The Medical Laboratory Science Department assumes no responsibility for illness or injuries experienced by students in conjunction with student labs. It is strongly recommended that students maintain personal medical insurance while enrolled in any of the programs offered by the Medical Laboratory Science Department. Students enrolled in practicum (MEDT A195A, MEDT A195B, MEDT A395 or MEDT A495) must provide their own transportation to the clinical facility. Personal protective equipment is provided by the training facility. The clinical facilities require proof of medical insurance coverage; therefore, students are required to maintain personal medical insurance while enrolled in practicum courses. Medical insurance is available through the Student Health Center. Liability insurance is purchased by the Medical Laboratory Science Department to cover the student’s practicum. The Occupational Endorsement certificates, A.A.S. and B.S. degrees are not contingent upon the students passing any type of external certification or licensure examination.
A total of 70-71 credits is required for this degree.
General University Requirements
Required Support Courses
Complete all 21 credits of support courses for the Medical Laboratory Technology major with a satisfactory grade of C or better.
Complete the following major courses with a minimum grade of C or P (43-44 credits)
MEDT A132 - Introduction to Laboratory Medicine OR
Recommended Course Sequencing
Note: Each student’s course schedule sequence may vary according to required prerequisite courses. Please contact the department directly to set up an advising session with a Medical Laboratory Science faculty.
Medical Laboratory Science
Allied Health Sciences (AHS 169)
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508-8371
Voice: (907) 786-4930
Fax: (907) 786-6938