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Program - Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology program prepares students with entry-level skills in clinical laboratory science. Students learn complex laboratory procedures with limited supervision. They will use a number of instruments in the laboratory for sterilizing, analyzing and testing, and will handle test slides and fragile equipment. Students will use math to make solutions or to record test results, and use laboratory computer systems in some settings. Students will need to keep the laboratory clean and well-organized.

Kirkwood Community College is an academic affiliate with the Medical Laboratory Technology program at Hawkeye Community College. Students must complete requirements for admission at both Kirkwood Community College and Hawkeye Community College.

Students will train in a 24-week hospital laboratory assignment. Graduates are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree from Hawkeye Community College and are eligible for the Board of Registry by American Society of Clinical Pathology Exam and National Credentialing Agency Exam for Laboratory Personnel. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Students will be able to take general education classes at Kirkwood. Some Medical Laboratory Technology classes will be over the Iowa Communications Network and can be taken at Kirkwood. This program starts each fall. Clinics may be arranged locally.

For more information contact:
Kirkwood Campus Coordinator:
Thomas M. O'Shea, Ph.D., M.Ed., B.A.
2164 Linn Hall
319-398-7191
tom.oshea@kirkwood.edu

Program Director/Chairperson:
Amy R. Kapanka, MS, MT(ASCP)SC
Hawkeye Community College
319-296-2329 ext. 1357
amy.kapanka@hawkeyecollege.edu