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Medical Laboratory Science
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
Dr. Floyd Josephat, MT(ASCP)
Medical Laboratory Science
Medical Laboratory Science Program
We invite you to discover the exciting field of Medical Laboratory Science. Medical laboratory scientists (also known as medical technologists) provide essential clinical information to health care providers and are responsible for assuring reliable results that contribute to the prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of physiological and pathological conditions. Laboratory tests are extremely valuable and contribute up to 70% of all medical decisions made by health care providers. The Medical Laboratory Science
program at Armstrong State University is the largest in the state of Georgia.
Medical Laboratory Scientists perform and/or supervise the testing of blood, urine, spinal fluid, and other body speciments. Applying knowledge of chemistry, mathematics and biology, the medical laboratory scientist uses both manual and automated techniques to provide diagnostic data to physicians.
A goal of the Armstrong Medical Laboratory Science program is to prepare competent clinical laboratory practitioners. Therefore, academic policies and procedures are established to assure that program graduates have the competencies to be able to successfully pass professional certification examination(s) and qualify for knowledge and employment.
We offer the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science in three tracks:
The traditional track is for entering freshmen and transfer students. Students with a BS degree in biology, chemistry or related science fields are eligible for this track as well.
The professional phase of the medical laboratory science curriculum begins in the fall semester every year. Students desiring acceptance to the program in medical laboratory science should make application to the program before March 1 for the August class.
Currently enrolled Armstrong State University students must also meet the requirements for admission to the medical laboratory science program and apply separately to the program. Transfer studentys must be accepted to the university with regular admission status. Certified associate degree medical laboratory scientists may receive transfer for junior level medical laboratory science courses upon presentation of acceptable certification scores and/or transfer credit and satisfactory completion of written and/or practical examination in the professional content areas.
If not currently enrolled at Armstrong State University, students must be accepted into the university with regular admission status. In addition, students should complete an application to the medical laboratory science program, and have official transcripts, any certification scores, and two letters of reference sent to the program director.
A second BS Track is available to those who have completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry, microbiology or related sciences.
Armstrong Advantage - Students currently enrolled or recently graduating from Armstrong are given higher consideration for admittance into the MLS program.
MLT to MLS Online Career Program
The department offers an online career-ladder track to enable certified medical laboratory technicians (MLT) to advance their education. The online track is limited to those with MLT credentials with a current working experience in an approved clinical site. The deadline to apply for the MLT to MLS online career program track is March 1.
The online Career-Ladder track enables certified medical laboratory technicians (MLT) to advance their education. The online track is limited to those with MLT credentials who are currently employed at an approved clinical site. It provides students with a high quality academic and professional environment, allowing the development of critical thinking skills and professional values and characteristics. The program graduate will be able to satisfy eligibility requirements for a professional certification examination at the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) level. grauates of the medical laboratory science program will qualify for employment in a variety of settings, and can progress within the clinical laboratory science field to education, supervision or management positions. Students in this track must maintain training support at an approved clinical facility while enrolled in the program.
With a completion time of just 16 months and high demand in the job market, this nationally accredited program truly offers a fast track to your career. Our graduates have a very successful record of Board Certification.
MLS Online Fast Track (South Carolina Residents Only)
The fast track program is available to South Carolina residents only and students with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry, or a related science field. The deadline to apply for the fast track program is March 1.
The program consists of an online didactic component and a training experience in a clinical laboratory. It provides students with a high quality academic and professional environment. The program graduate will be able to satisfy eligibility requirements for a professional certification exam at the MLS level. Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Science program will qualify for employment in a variety of settings, and can progress within the clinical laboratory science field to education, supervision or management positions. Students in this track must maintain training support at an approved clinical site while in the program.