Medical Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum prepares individuals to perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and immunohematology that may be used in the maintenance of health and diagnosis/treatment of disease.

Course work emphasizes mathematical and scientific concepts related to specimen collection, laboratory testing and procedures, quality assurance, and reporting/recording and interpreting findings involving tissues, blood, and body fluids.

Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. The granting of a degree is not contingent upon a student’s passing of a certification examination. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take national certification examinations to become certified Medical Laboratory Technicians. BCCC recommends the American Board of Clinical Pathologists Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC). Successful completion of such an exam allows one to assume a professional role as a member of the health care team. The MLT program at BCCC is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL, 60018-5119, Phone: (773) 714-8880.