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Curriculum

Program Goals

  1. To graduate Medical Laboratory Technicians with Associate of Science degrees that meet the entry-level competencies of their chosen profession.
  2. To prepare the graduate for the workplace, including the ability or predisposition for additional on the job learning of new instrumentation and techniques.
  3. To assist our graduates in securing an entry level laboratory position.
  4. To produce graduates eligible to take and pass a nationally recognized certification examination at the MLT/CLT level.
  5. To create a positive learning environment in which students develop the knowledge, skills, and values needed in their personal and professional lives.
  6. To work with the appropriate people, institutions, and agencies to determine and meet the local and regional needs for competent MLTs.
  7. To maintain accreditation of the MLT program through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720 Rosemont, IL, 60018-5119. - www.naacls.org
  8. To facilitate the successful transfer of our graduates to upper division programs.

Program Of Study

First Semester
Lecture Hrs/Wk
Lab Hrs/Wk
Course Credits
CHM 152 General Chemistry I
3
3
4
EGL 101 English Composition
3
0
3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
3
0
3
BIO 130 Principles of Biology I
3
3
4
MLT 105 Medical Laboratory Techniques
1
2
2
  Total Credits
16
 
Second Semester Lecture Hrs/Wk Lab Hrs/Wk Course Credits
EGL102 Introduction to Literature
3
0
3
CHM 153 General Chemistry II
3
3
4
BIO 166 Anatomy & Physiology
3
2
4
MTH 110 Statistics
3
0
3
MLT 227 Immunology/Serology
3
3
3
  Total Credits
17
 
Third Semester
Lecture Hrs/Wk
Lab Hrs/Wk
Course Credits
MLT257 Clinical Microbiology I
2
3
3
MLT223 Hematology
3
3
4
MLT 243 Clinical Chemistry
3
3
4
*Elective    
3-4
SS Elective    
3
  Total Credits
17-18
 
Fourth Semester
Lecture Hrs/Wk
Lab Hrs/Wk
Course Credits
MLT 245 Clinical Chemistry II
2
0
2
MLT 242 Clinical Practice
1
3
2
MLT 258 Clinical Microbiology II
3
3
4
MLT 228 Immunohematology
3
3
4
*Elective    
3-4
  Total Credits
15-16
 
Fifth Semester (Summer) Duration
Course Credits
MLT 255 Practicum in Medical Technology 8 weeks
4
Total Curriculim Credits
69-71
* Electives must be chosen to fulfill General Education requirements

General Education Program

Effective in the Fall of 2000, freshmen enrolled at all State University of New York state operated campuses must fulfill state mandated general education requirements.

All students enrolled in Associate Degree programs are required to successfully complete 21 credits of general education courses distributed among seven of the ten delineated competency areas.

Students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technology Program will fulfill the General Education requirements as outlined below.

Five competency areas are fulfilled through courses that are required in the MLT curriculum:

Competency Area Required Course
Communications EGL 101: Composition: Rhetoric
Humanities EGL 102: Composition: Literature
Mathematics MTH 110: Statistics
Social & Behavioral Sciences PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
Natural Sciences BIO 130: Principles of Biology

Each student will then have to choose courses to fulfill two of the remaining five competency areas using the electives in the MLT curriculum:

  • Arts
  • American History
  • Western Civilization
  • World Civilization
  • Modern Languages

These electives are to be chosen from among the courses that have been approved in each of these competency areas. Your academic advisor will assist you with the selection of appropriate courses.

A complete explanation of the General Education Program at Farmingdale State as well as a listing of all approved courses in each of the ten competency areas may be accessed on the Farmingdale State website at www.Farmingdale.edu, by selecting ACADEMICS, then GENERAL EDUCATION, then “Guidelines for General Education” in either Word or PDF format.

College And Departmental Honor Awards

College
Phi Theta Kappa

One of the highest honors a Farmingdale student may receive is election to Phi Theta Kappa, the National Junior College Honor Scholastic Society. Mu Omega is the local chapter for day students. Day students must achieve a 3.75 cumulative index. Applications will be forwarded to eligible students by the coordinator of the Mu Omega Chapter.

Department
Academic Merit Award

A certificate awarded to students in the MLT program achieving a cumulative grade point average in the range of 3.25 to 3.50 at the completion of the third semester of the curriculum.

Superior Scholarship
A certificate awarded to students in the MLT program achieving a cumulative grade point average in the range of 3.51 to 4.0 at the completion of the third semester of the curriculum.

Departmental Book Award
Presented to a student in the MLT program achieving a high academic ranking in the graduating class as well as displaying the professional and personal characteristics that best exemplify the profession of Medical Laboratory Technology.

Lambda Tau National Medical Technology Honor Society

The Farmingdale State MLT program has established a chapter of this Society at Farmingdale State for those students achieving exceptional academic standing while enrolled in the MLT curriculum. The purposes of this Society are to develop a spirit of cooperation and unity among the students entering any of the fields encompassed by medical laboratory technology; to stimulate a higher ideal for scholastic effort, to encourage research, and to help develop the professional character of the work itself; and to interest other students in these fields. Those MLT students achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better in their MLT courses at the completion of the third semester will be invited into the Society membership by the Faculty Advisor of the College chapter.

Procedure for Degree Candidates

A grade of “C” or better in all MLT courses is required for graduation. The maximum time allowed for the completion of the program is 5 (five) years.
Student “Intent-to-Graduate” forms must be filed in the Registrar’s Office no later than eight weeks prior to the intended date of graduation.

Certification Examination Application Procedures

Applications for the certification examinations administered by both the ASCP Board of Registry and the National Certification Agency (NCA) may be obtained in the department’s main office. Students are advised to take the examinations soon after graduation. Both exams are computerized and offered in three month cycles (Jan-Mar, Apr-June, July-Sept, Oct-Dec.) with applications due at least three months prior to the start of the chosen testing cycle. Students should obtain applications at least 6 months before the anticipated date of graduation. The ASCP application is also available on line.

Transfer to Upper Division
A large percentage of Farmingdale students successfully transfer to upper division programs of study upon graduation. Of those choosing to continue their education at the baccalaureate level, many opt to remain within the State University of New York system while others seek entry at one of the many public and private colleges or universities on or off Long Island. The College offers Transfer Days at which delegates from many universities are present to provide information and answer student questions.