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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Health Sciences with a concentration in Medical Laboratory Science is designed to accommodate the unique demands of clinical laboratory professionals in the health science industry. Upon completion of the program and the attainment of certification and license, medical laboratory scientists are employed in a variety of health-care settings as laboratory technologists.

Quick Facts

  • High Employment Rate

    Employment for Medical Laboratory Technologist is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2026, faster than the average for all healthcare occupations.

  • Other Highlight

    The rapid advancement of knowledge in the field of medical laboratory science is required for the growing need of highly skilled and knowledgeable clinical laboratory scientists. Employment is found in hospitals, physician’s offices, research facilities, private and public health laboratories, industrial quality control, veterinary clinics, pharmaceutical laboratories, and sales and health care equipment.

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The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Health offers two program concentration options: Medical Laboratory Science and Histotechnology

Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Scientists work with pathologists and other laboratory professionals in performing and analyzing laboratory testing used for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

Program Details

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Health Sciences with a concentration in Medical Laboratory Science is a blended- online and MDC Live MLT to MLS program. The MLT to MLS program expands upon the Associate of Science in Laboratory Sciences curriculum.

Areas of Study:
  • Theoretical Foundations of Health Care Ethics
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Clinical Molecular Diagnostics
  • Leadership and Management in Healthcare
  • Laboratory Operations and Management
  • Research Methods and issues in Health Science
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Career Prospects

Upon completion of the program and the attainment of certification and license, medical laboratory scientists are employed in a variety of health-care settings as laboratory technologists with the opportunity of upward mobility to supervisory and management positions. This concentration prepares students for entry-level positions in job roles such as:

  • Medical or Clinical Laboratory Technologist/Scientist
  • Industrial Labs
  • Technical Representative
  • Medical Sales
  • Medical Research
  • Forensics

Program Location

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Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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