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Medical Laboratory Technology



General Information


Thank you for visiting the Amarillo College Medical Laboratory Technology program web site. Our program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Students in the program serve a practicum in clinical laboratories, within the city of Amarillo, and in other towns and cities throughout the Texas panhandle and eastern New Mexico. Due to the limited number of clinical sites, the maximum enrollment in our program cannot exceed 20 students per year. Students are required to successfully complete their classroom instruction and practicum prior to graduation.

Each new class begins once a year, with the start of the Fall semester. Twenty students are accepted according to the criteria stated elsewhere on this site. Applications are accepted all year around, however, students are encouraged to submit their applications in the Fall semester or at the beginning of the Spring semester, in order to ensure a slot in the class beginning the following year.



Our Mission


"The Medical Laboratory Technology program at Amarillo College is dedicated to providing students with the academic knowledge, the technical training, and the professional skills to enable them to serve as vital members of the healthcare team, within the framework of the Medical Laboratory Technician, in order to enhance the quality of life for individuals in and beyond our service area."



Program Goals


  • Students will be equipped with the cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills for analysis and clinical decision-making, information management, regulatory compliance, education, and quality assurance/improvement wherever laboratory testing is researched, developed, or performed.
  • Students will demonstrate graduate/entry level technician knowledge and performance of routine and special clinical laboratory tests as the primary analyst, making specimen oriented decisions based on predetermined criteria, including a working knowledge of critical values.
  • Students will display possession of knowledge and communication skills that extend to collaborative, consultative, and educational interactions with laboratory professionals, other healthcare professionals, patients, and the general public.
  • Students will exhibit the capacity for calm and reasoned judgment, take responsibility for their own actions, show a strong commitment to patient welfare, and display positive ethical and moral attitudes and principles that are necessary for gaining and maintaining the confidence of patients, professional associates, and the community at large.
  • Students will meet or exceed benchmarks set forth in the program learning outcomes outlined by theTexas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) in the Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM)
  • Students will be able to identify obstacles and challenges in their life, and utilize tools and resources available to them, via Amarillo College and city/county/state/federal agencies, in order to ultimately achieve their dream of success in earning their degree and in attaining gainful employment.


Graduate Entry Level Competencies


Upon successful completion of the Medical Laboratory Technology program at Amarillo College, and initial employment, graduates of this program should be able to demonstrate entry level competence in the following areas of professional practice:
  • Analysis and clinical decision-making, information management, regulatory compliance, education, and quality assurance/improvement wherever laboratory testing is researched, developed or performed.
  • Accurate performance of routine and special clinical laboratory tests as the primary analyst, making specimen oriented decisions based on predetermined criteria, including a working knowledge of critical values.
  • Knowledge and communication skills that extend to collaborative, consultative, and educational interactions with laboratory professionals, other healthcare professionals, patients, and the general public.
  • A demonstrated capacity for calm and reasoned judgment, taking responsibility for one's own actions, and a strong commitment to patient welfare.
  • Steadfast ethical and moral attitudes and principles necessary for gaining and maintaining the confidence of patients, professional associates, and the community at large.
  • Positive attitudes and practice in the areas of professionalism, work ethics, and commitment to lifelong learning.
(Adapted from the NAACLS Standards for Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician Programs)


 

If you are interested in applying for this program, or if you desire more information, you may download the application packet (pdf format), or write to us at:

Amarillo College
Medical Laboratory Technology Online Program
PO Box 447
Amarillo, TX 79178

You may also call us at:

(806)354-6059 or (806)354-6060

Or you may email us at:

jmmartin@actx.edu or kmboyd@actx.edu

 

The Medical Laboratory Technology program at Amarillo College is accredited by the
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(847) 939-3597 or (773) 714-8880

Amarillo College is an Equal-Opportunity Community College that does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability in its educational
programs, activities or employment policies.