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Dallas Associate of Science (AS) Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology

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The Associate of Science (AS) degree in Medical Laboratory Technology program is designed to provide students with the education, training, and entry-level skills required to work as Medical Laboratory Technicians. The program can prepare graduates to perform extensive laboratory testing procedures in hospitals, clinics, and other laboratory settings that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Students who graduate with an Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology will be eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) National Board of Certification exam.

The first step toward earning your Associate of Science (AS) Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.

About the Associate of Science (AS) Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology at Argosy University, Dallas
The Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology program features a small student-to-instructor ratio in class and laboratory sessions, a collaborative learning environment, and a learning format and course schedule that provide optimal flexibility for working students.

The degree can be earned through two tracks:

Track I
Students with a high school degree or equivalent may apply for Track I, which requires the satisfactory completion of 75 semester credit hours, including 30 credit hours of general education, 39 credit hours of program-specific courses, and six credit hours of clinical training. Full-time students following the recommended Track I course sequence can complete the didactic portion of the program in as little as 24 months. The maximum allowable time frame to complete the Track I course sequence, based upon full time status, is 36 months.

Track II
Students holding a bachelor’s degree may apply for Track II, which requires the satisfactory completion of 51 semester credit hours, including three hours of general education, 42 credit hours of program-specific courses, and six credit hours of clinical training. Full-time students following the recommended Track II curriculum outline can complete the program in as little as 16 months. The maximum allowable time frame to complete the Track II curriculum, based upon full-time status, is 24 months.

The final semester of the Medical Laboratory Technology program features a clinical internship that provides students with practical experience.
Students are eligible to become members of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. They also enjoy opportunities to participate in special research projects, case studies, and team competitions.

Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Technology Associate of Science degree program are eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) National Board of Certification exam or the American Medical Technologist (AMT) certification exam to become a Certified Medical Laboratory Technician/Clinical Laboratory Technician.

Conferral of the Associate of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology is not dependent upon completion of any external exams (BOC or AMT). Argosy University, Dallas does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to [Insert school name].

What knowledge and skills can I gain from the Associate of Science (AS) degree program in Medical Laboratory Technology?
Students have the opportunity to learn, develop, and practice the skills necessary for Medical Laboratory Technicians, including entry-level competence in collecting, handling, and processing samples according to laboratory policies and procedures. They can learn operating procedures for performing accurate and appropriate analytical testing, and to utilize critical thinking skills to recognize and/or report normal, abnormal, and critical values. Students are also trained to interact professionally with patients, technologists, and other medical personnel.

What career opportunities are there for graduates of the Associate of Science (AS) degree program in Medical Laboratory Technology?
Students who complete the program and pass the ASCP Board Medical Laboratory Technology certification exam are strong candidates for employment in the field of Medical Laboratory Technology. Many of our graduates are employed by major regional hospital systems, such as Children’s Hospital Dallas, Medical District and UTSW William Clements University Hospital. Some pursue careers in local clinics, private reference laboratories, laboratory equipment sales, or as laboratory information systems specialists. Others continue their education and complete their bachelor’s degrees in Medical Technology, which positions them for careers in laboratory management.

How to Apply
The first step toward earning your Associate of Science (AS) Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.
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