Medical Lab Technology
The Seminole State College - Gordon Cooper Technology Center Medical Laboratory Technology Program, founded in 1979 at Seminole State College, seeks to provide certified healthcare workers for hospital and clinical laboratories in Oklahoma, by providing an academically accredited program of study with nationally certified, dedicated and experienced faculty on campus and in clinical affiliates, and to maintain the high standards of professional integrity, ethics and continuing competency by interfacing with medical professionals on a local, state and national basis.
Description of the Program
The Seminole State College - Gordon Cooper Technology Center Medical Laboratory Technology Program is a two-year course of study leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree and eligibility to sit for the ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathologists) MLT certification examination. The degree consists of 34 credit hours of general education and prerequisite courses, and 38 hours of Medical Laboratory Technology program courses, for a total of 72 credit hours.
Students generally complete all of their 34 hours of general education and prerequisite courses prior to beginning the MLT program. It is recommended that students visit with the program director or MLT faculty at the beginning of their academic journey for advisement. The program director or MLT faculty will advise and enroll all students who declare an intention to seek an AAS-MLT degree.
Transfer students from other colleges and universities are welcome! Transfer credits are accepted according to Seminole State College policy. SSC-GCTC MLT program accepts many students who have already attained other associate or higher degrees and are seeking further skills, job training and certification.
Due to space constraints and limited clinical preceptor site opportunities, SSC-GCTC MLT enrollment may limit the number of students accepted each semester. A student selection process has been developed in order to place students accepted each semester. Students are accepted in each semester, fall and spring.
In order to gain acceptance to the program the student must first submit the following information for consideration:
1. High School graduation or G.E.D.
2. Acceptance to Seminole State College
3. Completion of MLT 1402 Medical Laboratory Technology Orientation
4. GPA of 2.0 and "C" or better in all required courses
5. ACT composite score of 19 (Taken within the past 5 years)
6. ACT reading subset score of 19 (Taken within the past 5 years)
7. Interview with MLT Program Director
8. Completion of MLT Admission Packet
9. Submit required and complete immunization records
10. Completion of background check in accordance with state and federal requirements
As the above items are received, they are compiled in the prospective students file. It is generally the policy not to take determinative action on the acceptance of the student, however, until the file is complete. Admission and acceptance status of a student into the MLT Program is determined by the MLT Selection Committee and applicants are selected on a point system. The successful applicants will be notified by letter before enrollment begins. Those not selected will be put on an alternate list and may reapply for the next class without retaking MLT Orientation. Their intention must be made before the next enrollment period opens. Applicants will be considered for admission to the MLT Program regardless of age, sex, race, color, religion, place of national origin or handicap.
Program Goals and Competencies
1. To provide academic and clinical experience that will enable prospective medical laboratory technicians to become proficient in the performance of routine laboratory procedures under the supervision of a Medical Laboratory Scientist or a Pathologist.
2. To provide experiences that will help the student to recognize his/her role in the health care team, his/her limitations, and to accept appropriate supervision so that the goals of the laboratory health care team can be met.
3. Assist the student in developing those characteristics necessary to interact with his/her coworkers on a professional level.
4. Instill a desire to participate in further educational activities and to develop further skill and expertise.
5. Prepare the students so that those successfully completing the program will be successful in achieving professional certification status through a national certification examination.
6. To provide an opportunity for persons already working in laboratories in the surrounding area to renew or upgrade their skills by taking the medical laboratory courses available to them.
7. To assist laboratories in the area to communicate with national and state organizations, to locate materials for continuing education, etc.
Seminole State College is accredited by:
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
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Seminole State College - Gordon Cooper Technology Center MLT Program is accredited by:
The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
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Kelly Hankal MBA, MLS(ASCP)cm
Kelly is a Seminole native and is a graduate of the Seminole State College Medical Laboratory Technology Program, Class of 1993. She holds a AAS-MLT from SSC, a Bachelor of Science in Biology from East Central University and a Master of Business Administration from St. Gregory's University. She has been a member of SSC Faculty since 2012.
405-273-7493 ext 2277
Office: Gordon Cooper D30
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Malinda Browning MPH, MLS(ASCP)cm
Malinda is a southern Oklahoma Native and graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. She also holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Oklahoma. Malinda joined the faculty at SSC in 1989 and served as Program Director from 2012 to 2018.
405-273-7493 ext 2278
Office: GCTC D30 or SSC Tanner Hall #35