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Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology offers a broad science background and courses in both theoretical and practical aspects of medical technology. Medical laboratory technicians determine the presence, extent, or absence of disease and provide data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, and commercial laboratories.

Course offerings include laboratory techniques; principles and physiological significance of tests on all types of body tissues and fluids, from urine and blood to cell samples; and hands-on experience with a wide variety of specialized, high-precision instruments, including centrifuges, electronic counters, automatic analyzers, and computers. Students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technology program must meet specific standards.

Because MLT is a limited enrollment curriculum, students should attend an Information Session prior to applying.

To find out more about the opportunities in Medical Laboratory Technology, contact Rita Petrie, MLT and Health Careers Advisor, at 847.635.1844 or rpetrie@oakton.edu

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As a student, Jake Harris cofounded Students for Social Justice and lobbied to bring fair trade coffee to Oakton’s cafeterias.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


August 17
Faculty return for fall 2015 semester.

August 21
Second summer interim classes end.

August 24
Fall 2015 semester classes begin.

August 25
Second summer interim faculty grading due.

August 31
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.


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