Program Director: Joan O'Connell-Spalla (330) 941-1761 firstname.lastname@example.org
Advanced Placement Option -Medical Laboratory Science
The Advanced Placement Option in the Medical Laboratory Science program provides a pathway for ASCP certified Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) to become Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS). The program is designed to meet the needs of the working medical laboratory technician so that they can pursue their degree while still employed as a laboratory professional and to address the growing local, regional and national shortage of medical laboratory scientists.
Applicants must meet the following criteria for acceptance into the program:
- Have graduated from a NAACLS accredited MLT/CLT program
- Have completed prerequisite course work in biology, chemistry, and mathematics and also meet Biology and Chemistry guidelines for eligibility for the ASCP MLS Certification examination.
- Be certified as a MLT(ASCP)
- Be employed in an accredited laboratory that is able to provide training in all required MLS disciplines.
Students may transfer courses from approved institutions with prior approval from the program director or department chairperson. Students may be granted experiential credit for a clinical course and, if so, will not be required to register for that course.
Outcome measures for the MLS Advanced Placement program over the past three years include: 86% graduation rate and a 100% placement rate.
Certification exam pass rates over the past three years are as follows:
Number of students Number of students
Year who took the exam who passed the exam
2018 1 0
2019 1 1
2020 1 0
*3 year average pass rate 33%
The MLS Advanced Placement Option is accredited through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS: 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, Phone: 773.714.8880, www.naacls.org, email@example.com
|Statistical Literacy and Critical Reasoning|
|Arts & Humanities (2 courses)||6|
|Social Sciences (2 courses)||6|
|SPA (2 courses)||6|
|Intro to Online||3|
|Introduction to Online Learning in Health Professions|
|MLS 4800||Advanced Clinical Chemistry||4|
|MLS 4800L||Advanced Clinical Chemistry Clinical Experience||2|
|MLS 4801||Advanced Hematology||4|
|MLS 4801L||Advanced Hematology Clinical Practice||3|
|MLS 4802||Advanced Immunohematology||4|
|MLS 4802L||Advanced Immunohematology Clinical Practice||3|
|MLS 4803||Advanced Microbiology||5|
|MLS 4803L||Advanced Microbiology Clinical Practice||3|
|MLS 4804||Miscellaneous Clinical Experience||4|
|MLS 4804L||Miscellaneous Clinical Practice||2|
|Biology (Must include A&P, Micro, Immunology)||16|
|Chemistry (Must include Organic or Biochemistry)||16|