More About: Medical Laboratory Technology

  • SCC’s program includes principles and technical instruction in the areas of hematology, clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, transfusion services (blood banking), immunology/serology, parasitology, urinalysis, and clinical microscopy. Students obtain additional laboratory experiences and learning opportunities within hospital and clinic laboratories.

    Program Goals

    1. Provide high-quality instruction and courses that will allow the student to develop skills to include communication, critical thinking and problem solving.
    2. Provide students theoretical instruction and skills needed to demonstrate technical proficiency to fulfill their role as a Medical Laboratory Technician.
    3. Prepare students to recognize, evaluate and correctly report significant findings when performing testing procedures in a clinical laboratory.
    4. Provide students the ability to recognize and perform diverse functions in areas of pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical processes.
    5. Prepare the student in the development of high ethical standards of practice associated with being a Medical Laboratory Technician.
    6. Prepare the student to be compliant with all safety practices used in a medical laboratory.
    7. Prepare the student to take external certification examinations.

    Clinical Education

    Clinical education experiences for students enrolled in the program are designed to correlate theory with supervised clinical experience in an organized setting. Clinical education experiences occur during the last three quarters of the program, are scheduled by program faculty in cooperation with clinical affiliates during normal working hours of the clinical affiliate, and occur primarily during the normal work week (Monday - Friday). No stipends are paid to students.