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Clinical Laboratory Technician: Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Goals

The program will:

  • Prepare learners to attain university core abilities and program learning outcomes by utilizing performance-based curriculum in a caring and supportive learning environment.
  • Measure and assess student learning and implement improvements, as needed, to ensure high quality academic programs and services.
  • Prepare learners to develop plans for the pursuit of graduate studies and/or continuing professional development activities and membership in professional and community organizations.
  • Confirm that faculty members meet university qualifications guidelines, utilize effective and innovative teaching methods that promote academic excellence, and pursue opportunities for professional development.
  • Monitor the needs of the program’s community of interest and maintain the currency and relevancy of program curriculum through regular faculty and advisory committee meetings and academic program reviews.
  • Achieve and maintain specialized program accreditation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will:

  • Follow established standard laboratory procedures.
  • Recognize unexpected test results and instrument malfunction in all major areas of the clinical laboratory and take appropriate action.
  • Correlate laboratory test results to disease processes.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal communication.
  • Process information utilizing healthcare and laboratory information systems.
  • Develop a plan to achieve national certification.