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Program Outcomes - Medical Laboratory Technician AAS

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Medical Laboratory Technician AAS program, the learner will be able to:

1. Accurately perform analytical testing on identified patient samples using appropriate reagents, method calibrators and controls.
MLT 101, MLT 199WK, MLT 200, MLT 211, MLT 221, MLT 231, MLT 251, MLT 260, MLT 299WK
2. Calibrate, perform quality control and analyze samples using instruments and diagnostic analyzers.
MLT 101, MLT 199WK, MLT 200, MLT 211, MLT 221, MLT 231, MLT 299WK
3. Differentiate between normal and abnormal cells and results, determine necessary follow up testing, carry out additional testing, as needed.
MLT 200, MLT 211, MLT 221, MLT 231, MLT 251, MLT 260, MLT 299WK
4. Adhere to strict safety and privacy requirements.
MLT 101, MLT 199, MLT 199WK, MLT 200, MLT 211, MLT 221, MLT 231, MLT 251, MLT 260, MLT 299, MLT 299WK
5. Demonstrate critical thinking skills for problem solving.
MLT 101, MLT 199, MLT 199WK, MLT 200, MLT 211, MLT 221, MLT 231, MLT 251, MLT 260, MLT 299, MLT 299WK
6. Demonstrate professionalism in the classroom and workplace and build on knowledge base through continuing education.
MLT 101, MLT 199, MLT 199WK, MLT 200, MLT 211, MLT 221, MLT 231, MLT 251, MLT 260, MLT 299, MLT 299WK

Program Effectiveness Data

The MLT curriculum emphasizes higher level math and science, as well as critical reasoning skills for proficient formulation of oral and written communication.  The course content is designed to prepare our graduates to pass the ASCP certification examination. 

Outcome measures established by NAACLS (accrediting agency) for PCC’s MLT program are as follows for the past three years: 

  • ASCP certification pass rate:  100% of graduates have passed the national MLT certification examination. 
  • Placement Rate:  100% of all students who graduated from PCC’s MLT program were hired as an MLT or in a related field, or continued their education. 
  • Graduation Rate: 78% of PCC’s MLT students who entered the second half of the program graduated with an AAS MLT from PCC.