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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.

Curriculum

Medical Lab TEch

 

 

A new class will be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technology program each Summer and Fall Semesters. Student selection is based on completion of all requirements: Transcripts, admission score and availability of space at the clinical facilities. Prospective students may review the MLT Ranking Scale below.

  1. Unconditional admission to the college. 
  2. Submit online program application by 11:59 P.M. on the posted deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
    1. All applications and supporting documents due by April 25, 2022 for the Summer Semester MLT program.
    2. All applications and supporting documents due by July 1, 2022 for the Fall Semester MLT program.
  3. Submit supporting documents to the GSCC Admissions Office by the MLT program application deadline:
    1. Official high school or GED transcript
    2. Official transcripts from other colleges
  4. A minimum high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale if no college courses have been completed.
  5. A minimum of 2.5 GPA for MLT program general education courses. This will be calculated from the highest grade of any MLT general academic courses completed.
  6. If not already completed with a grade of C or higher, student must be eligible for placement into the following courses in the first semester of the MLT program:
    1. English 101
    2. Math 100
  7. Must be in good standing with the College
  8. Must meet the Essential Functions (see below) required for Medical Laboratory Technology students. 
  9. Students with completed applications will be required to attend an information meeting. An email with meeting details will be sent after program application is submitted.
  10. Submit a completed health questionnaire and immunizations records upon request by the program after program acceptance.
  11. Demonstrate proof of insurance after program acceptance. Students who do not show proof of insurance will not be allowed to attend clinical. 

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

 

 

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 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Gadsden State Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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

 

The application for Fall 2022 is closed. The application will open in spring 2023 for the Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 programs.

If you have any questions, please contact Gigi Stump, Health Sciences clerk, at gstump@gadsdenstate.edu.

Start Here

Step 1 – Review the Application Information below before continuing with the application process. You must have a Gadsden State student A-number and access to your student portal to fill out the online MLT program application. If you have issues, please contact the Help Desk.

Step 2 – After logging into your student account, you will be taken to the program application.

Step 3 – Read Page 1 of the application thoroughly. Complete Pages 2 and 3. Sign the application and submit. No changes or additions can be made to your application after you submit. No paper applications will be accepted.

Step 4 – Verify that you received a submission confirmation email to your GSCC student email account. Save the email in the event it should be needed.

IMPORTANT: If you need to save your application and complete it at a later date, click “Save Progress” at the bottom of the application screen. When you are ready to complete the application, log in to your myGadsdenState account and click the NextGen link in your Launch Pad. View your Pending/Draft forms to resume the saved application.

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)

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


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