Medical Laboratory Technology - Indian River State College
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Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical laboratory technologists enjoy careers as part of the emerging biotechnology field and diagnostic healthcare team.  They process body fluids for chemical, serological and biological analysis for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

MLT's Philosophy: The increased application in use of clinical laboratory procedures for diagnosis, combined with the advanced technology of the medical laboratory technology equipment, has prompted the use of specialized personnel to ensure the production of quality laboratory procedures. Thus, the role of the medical laboratory technologist as an important member of the medical team has also been enhanced. 

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Once You Complete the Program

Students completing the program at IRSC, go on to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) medical lab technology certification exams and seek employment in a hospital or independent laboratory.

Getting Started

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is a selective-admissions program.  Students are selected based on criteria outlined in the Medical Laboratory Technology Application Book.

For more information, contact:
Mike Vogt
mvogt@irsc.edu

Medical Laboratory Technology Information Sessions

Free information sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Upcoming sessions:

Applying to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program

The application for the Fall 2023 program will be available after January 3, 2023. The deadline to apply is April 14, 2023.

To begin the application process:

  1.  Read the Medical Lab Technology Application Booklet.
  2. Complete and submit the Health Science Application for the Medical Lab Technology program ($30 fee; keep a copy of your receipt.)

Apply Here

Note: If at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the Health Science Division at 772-462-7550.

Due to House Bill 1507, admission criteria can be affected. This bill has a possibility to change admission requirements for 2022 and beyond based on the Florida Department of Education rule development.  For more information on House Bill 1507, visit https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/1507.

Licensure Requirements

Indian River State College offers a number of different degrees and certificates leading to professional licensure in the state of Florida.  Some professions require both a degree and the successful completion of additional criteria such as licensure exams, field placements, or clinical hours. Student eligibility to apply to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) in the State of Florida is defined in, F.S., 483.809 and also includes possession of a valid form of identification. Please visit the Florida Department of Health website to ensure your eligibility.

If you are a student who may choose to reside outside of Florida, IRSC cannot confirm whether this degree program meets educational requirements for professional licensure/certification in your state. Some states have requirements in addition to the program’s curriculum.  If you wish to take American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) exam in another state, contact the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel in the state to determine whether this degree will meet their licensure requirements.

Completion of the Medical Lab Technology program requirements makes you eligible to apply to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) in Florida. 

Accreditation

The IRSC Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
To contact NAACLS by Phone: 773-714-8880 • Fax: 773-714-8886 • Email: 
info@naacls.org
Website: http://www.naacls.org.

Additional Program Information

HOSA

This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team. Learn more.

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