Medical Laboratory TechnologyThis program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane location.
Medical laboratory technicians are a vital part of the health care process, providing information for patient diagnosis and treatment by performing laboratory tests in areas such as toxicology, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology. Two-year associate degree programs with supervised clinical experience in approved laboratories provide the opportunity to enter this challenging, ever-changing career.
Clark State College – Medical Laboratory Technology Program Mission Statement
To prepare and develop skilled entry-level Medical Laboratory Technicians who utilize critical thought process during technical application and display professional behaviors in various clinical environments while meeting the needs of the industry partners.
MLT students should possess (with or without reasonable accommodations) appropriate visual, motor, cognitive, technical, communication, and affective skills to be able to accurately and safely perform, plan, prioritize, analyze, solve, and interpret patient's tests and other biological specimens. The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) has identified minimum essential functions. These are provided to students as they enter the MLT courses. Students are asked to sign a form certifying that they have read, understand, and possess the skills required to meet the essential functions of an MLT.
Each MLT course is composed of two required components, an online lecture component and an in-class lab component. Off campus lab sites for distance students must be secured by the student and approved by the MLT program director prior to entry into the program. One suitable directed practice site is found for each student in the program by the MLT faculty and program coordinator.
Students will be billed for liability insurance for the directed practice course.
Faculty and Staff
Program Director/ Instructor: Kristen Bancroft, MA, BS, MLS(ASCP)
Instructor: Deanne Thatcher, BS, MT(ASCP)
Laboratory Assistant : Matthew Malcuit
Upon completion of the accredited program, graduates are eligible to take the national certifying examination. This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; telephone 773.714.8880; www.naacls.org.
Program Outcomes Measures
As a program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), the Clark State MLT Program publishes outcomes measures for the past three years. The outcome measures include ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) Exam pass rates, graduation rates, and graduate placement rates for students entering the final half of the MLT program. The definition of these measures and the three year Clark State MLT program percentage rates for these measures are listed below.
Program Outcomes are listed by Academic Year (AY) in an percentage.
Three year Average Certification Pass Rate Percentage: 91.5%
Three Year Average Graduation Rate Percentage: 91%
Three Year Average Placement Rate Percentage: 100%Explore Careers