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Essential Skills

Essential Skills

Essential skills represent the non-academic ability of the applicant or the student to accomplish the essential requirements of the medical laboratory technology program. These standards are based on the essential skills of the medical laboratory technology student. They must be mastered in order to obtain credit for the educational program. Students are expected to perform satisfactorily in the following domains:

Physical

  • Identify sizes and shapes.
  • Discriminate colors or shades both macroscopically and microscopically.
  • Ability to freely maneuver around the assigned laboratory work areas and patient care settings.
  • Safely and accurately perform diagnostic laboratory procedures.
  • Lift, operate instruments, perform tests and phlebotomy procedures.

Cognitive

  • Communicate fluently in English by written and oral and/or alternate means.
  • Successfully receive and transmit information.
  • Read and follow instructions.

Emotional/Psychological

  • Accurately perform laboratory duties in a stressful environment.
  • Identify and respond to emergency and non-routine situations.

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IMPORTANT DATES


March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 13
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 16 -22
Spring Break.

March 23
Classes resume after Spring Break

March 25
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

March 29
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 8
Registration opens for fall 2015 semester.

May 14, 15
Evaluation Days.

May 15
Last day of student attendance.

May 18
First summer 2015 interim classes begin.

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