Medical Lab Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology is a great occupation for highly-organized people who can perform the research that helps unravel the mysteries of the human body. An MLT’s role is to provide timely, accurate laboratory results in medical labs at hospitals, doctor’s offices, reference labs, biotechnology labs and non-medical industrial labs.

Gadsden State’s five-semester program involves comprehensive coursework, on-campus laboratory training and clinical education. Lecture and lab courses are offered only on the Wallace Drive Campus. Clinical rotations are available in Talladega, Dekalb, Etowah, Jackson, Marshal, Calhoun, Etowah and Calhoun counties in Alabama as well as Floyd County in Georgia.

Over the past three years, 100 percent of the graduates from the Medical Laboratory Technology program earned positions in local medical facilities.

Background checks will be required upon admission into the program.

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Mission of the Medical Laboratory Technology Program

To provide the health care community with graduate entry level medical laboratory technicians skilled in diagnostic medical laboratory procedures.

 

Medical Laboratory Technology Program Goals

A new class will be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technology program each Fall Semester. Student selection is based on completion of all requirements: ACT scores, transcripts, admission score and availability of space at the clinical facilities.

  1. Unconditional admission to the college. 
  2. Submit online program application prior to midnight on July 1.
  3. Submit supporting documents to the Admissions Office by the deadline:
    1. All official high school and college transcripts or official GED scores
    2. Official ACT scores (with a minimum composite score of 18) must be on file 
  4. Minimum college / high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  5. Must be eligible for placement into the following courses in the Fall Semester of the year of admission:
    1. English 101
    2. Math 100
    3. Biology 103
  6. Must be in good standing with the College
  7. Must meet the Essential Functions (see below) required for Medical Laboratory Technology students. 
  8. Pass a criminal background check and drug screen upon admission nto the program.
  9. Submit a completed health questionnaire and immunizations records upon request by the program. 
  10. Demonstrate proof of insurance. Students who do not show proof of insurance will not be allowed to attend clinicals. 
  11. Those with completed applications will be required to attend an information session. Two sessions are offered with only one being required.
    1. Sessions are in Room 209 of Bevill Hall on the Wallace Drive Campus. Attendance at one of the sessions is mandatory for consideration of acceptance in the Medical Laboratory Technology Program.
      1. Dates and times will be posted in the Admissions tab after the application process opens in November.

 

 

Clinical Sites  
Citizens Baptist Medical Center Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama
Dekalb Regional Medical Center

Fort Payne, Dekalb County, Alabama

Gadsden Regional Medical Center

Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama

Highlands Medical Center Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama
Marshall Medical Center South

Boaz, Marshall County, Alabama

Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center

Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama

Redmond Regional Medical Center

Rome, Floyd County, Georgia

Riverview Regional Medical Center

Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama

Stringfellow Memorial Hospital

Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama

 

Gadsden State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award Associate in Science, Associate in Arts and Associate in Applied Science degrees.

The GSCC MLT program is accredited by NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; phone 773-714-8880; fax 773-714-8886; website: www.naacls.org

 

Gadsden State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award Associate in Science, Associate in Arts and Associate in Applied Science degrees.

The GSCC MLT program is accredited by NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; phone 773-714-8880; fax 773-714-8886; website: www.naacls.org)

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Director of MLT Program Deborah Cole

Deborah C. Cole, program director and instructor

256-549-8470

dcole@gadsdenstate.edu

 

Additional contact:
Joseph Thomas, MS, MT (AMT), MLT (ASCP)
256-439-6802
jthomas@gadsdenstate.edu