Regular Hours, Summer 2022

Summer Hours: May 23 – July 29, 2022: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm, Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Medical Laboratory Technology

Courses

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Lab Science
  • Medical Terminology
  • Urinalysis
  • Lab Mathematics
  • Fundamental Lab Techniques
  • Hematology and Advanced Hematology
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Clinical Chemistry I
  • Parasitology
  • Immunohematology
  • Immunology and Serology
  • Clinical Practicums in Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Urinalysis, Immunohematology, Immunology and Serology
  • Lab Survey and Review

You will be required to complete background screenings, including a criminal background check, sex offender registry, child abuse registry, and dependent adult registry before participating in clinicals.

The outcome may result in dismissal from the program and affect your opportunities to participate in the clinical setting.

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits: 81
Program Start: Fall, Spring

View Suggested Sequence of Study & Course Cost

Careers

Positions

Graduates find employment in hospital, clinic, and independent laboratories as medical and clinical laboratory technicians.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 34,700 $49,700 $57,200

Source: 2021 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Mercy Iowa City Iowa City, IA
MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center Mason City, IA
MercyOne Waterloo and Cedar Falls, IA
MercyOne Dubuque Dubuque, IA
UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital Waterloo, IA
UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital Dubuque, IA
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City, IA

Admissions Requirements

In order to be considered for the Medical Laboratory Technology program, students must provide the Admissions office with official documents showing completion of all requirements. These documents must show:

  • Updated assessment scores. -AND/OR-
  • A transcript or academic evaluation showing successful completion of course requirements (i.e. developmental coursework).

It is the student’s responsibility to:

  • Monitor their progress towards meeting admissions requirements,
  • Notify the Admissions office when requirements have been met, and
  • Provide the Admissions office evidence of meeting the requirements.

Step #1: Apply at Hawkeye

  1. Apply for admission at Hawkeye.

  2. Send official transcripts to Admissions.

Step #2: Required Biology Course and Demonstrate College Readiness

In order to be eligible for the Medical Laboratory Technology program, all students must:

  1. Meet minimum score requirements and/or successfully complete the required college success courses in English, reading, and math with a C- grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.
  2. Successfully complete, with a C- grade or higher, a minimum of one year of high school biology or any college-level general education biological sciences course.

While Hawkeye Community College is accepting Pass/Fail grades as an institution, due to accreditation, Hawkeye is not accepting College or High School Pass/Fail grades for any admission criteria.

While working to meet these requirements, students will be accepted into the Medical Laboratory Technology pre-program. Pre-program students are able to complete the necessary success courses at the same time they are working on the required general education coursework, assuming all individual course prerequisites are satisfied. See the Medical Laboratory Technology Suggested Sequence of Study for the general education and program specific courses.

Minimum score requirements
ACCUPLACER COMPASS ACT ACCUPLACER Next Generation GPA
Math 85 Elementary Algebra 42 Algebra 19 259 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics 2.80
Reading 76 82 19 251 2.80
Writing 82 Sentence Skills 65 19 253 2.80

Applicants can take the ACT assessment or the ACCUPLACER assessment at Hawkeye. Pre-registration is required.

Success Courses

Success courses can be taken at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college. For appropriate college success course placement, work with a program advisor.

Success course credits do not apply towards graduation requirements.

Step #3: Program Acceptance

Applicants who have completed all admissions requirements in steps 1 and 2 will be offered acceptance based on the date their applicant file was completed. If many students share the same date for completing their applicant file, the second criteria used will be the GPA from the prerequisite courses.

Contact Us

Admissions Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor Lisa Wright Email Lisa Wright
Schedule an appointment with Lisa Wright
319-296-4014 Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
Program Director Amy Kapanka Email Amy Kapanka 319-296-2329 ext.1357 Cedar Falls Center 112
Administrative Assistant Brenda Bartz Email Brenda Bartz 319-296-4010 Tama Hall 110
Dean Dr. Gene Leutzinger, DNP Email Gene Leutzinger 319-296-4457 Tama Hall 110B

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