The Delgado MLT Program is an Allied Health Program that is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences,5600 N River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, Phone #(773) 714-8880. The NAACLS website is www.naacls.or. Graduates of the program receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree.g
Medical Technology is the field of health care that performs clinical laboratory tests using microscopes, computers and instruments on body fluids and tissues to help the physician detect, diagnose, treat and prevent diseases.
A medical laboratory technician performs general clinical laboratory tests in all areas of the clinical laboratory. A MLT may analyze the chemical content of body fluids including blood, urine and spinal fluid to detect infectious organisms, cancer, and blood typing. They act as scientific investigators tracking down clues of possible diseases.
The MLT Program consists of two years of combined general education, required related courses, and the professional MLT courses. The MLTS component of the program begins in January of each year and consists of TWENTY-FOUR MONTHS OF DAYTIME class work and clinical experiences.
Delgado Community College is an open admissions college; however acceptance into the MLTS Program is by selection. The Admissions Committee for the MLT Program reviews and evaluates each application on an impartial basis. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Students wishing to apply for admission to the MLT Program must submit a completed MLTS application to the Division of Allied Health NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 15.
Persons accepted into the MLT Program will be required to meet the technical standards of the MLT profession which are available for review in the Allied Health Admissions Office.
NOTE: You are strongly advised to see an Allied Health Admissions Advisor to review your transcripts at least one semester prior to applying to the program.
Students are eligible for admission to the MLT program who:
NOTE: Science courses over 7 years old may require repetition. Check with the Allied Health Admissions Advisor.
The majority of MLTs work in the hospital laboratory. Other places of employment are clinics, doctor's offices, blood banks, research and commercial laboratories. Starting MLT graduates salaries range from $13.00 to $18.00 per hour.
For a medical laboratory technician to become a medical technologist, the MLT must have a baccalaureate degree and either three years of general laboratory experience or attend an accredited medical technology program.
To find out if courses you have taken will transfer to Delgado, call 504-671-6201 for information on meeting with an Allied Health Admissions Advisor to have your transcripts evaluated.
The Delgado MLT Program has established technical standards that must be met by the students in the program. Overall the student must be in good physical health and free from contagious diseases and addictions.
A. Motor Skills – Students must be able to:
B. Visual Ability – Students must be able to:
C. Communication Skills – Students must be able to:
Mental Ability – Students must be able to:
E. Human Relations – Students must be able to:
F. Behavioral Skills – A student must possess adequate behavioral skills to be able to