You are here: Comanche County Memorial Hospital School of Medical Technology » The Learning Experience

The Life of the MLS Student

The Learning Environment

A 180 square foot classroom is provided for the exclusive use by the MLS/MT students.

Classes begin on the last Monday in the month of July and end on the second or third Friday in July the next year. There are two hours of classroom lectures daily on most days throughout the fifty weeks of the program. MLS/MT students are also rotated into and taught bench work in eight (8) departments of the laboratory: Microbiology, Serology, Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Blood Bank, Phlebotomy, and Histology.

Yearly Schedule

Microbiology – 12 weeks
Chemistry —– 8 weeks
Blood Bank — 10 weeks
Urinalysis —— 3 weeks
Serology ——- 3 weeks
Hematology – 10 weeks
Phlebotomy — 2 weeks
Histology — — 1 week
Orientation —- 1 week
Spring Break – 1 week

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Class Schedule

Monday to Friday

0600 – 1000 – Bench Training
1000 – 1200 – Lecture
1200 – 1300 – Lunch
1300 – 1500 – Bench Training


There are instances when lectures are held between 1:00pm – 3:00pm. When the lectures do occur between 1:00-3:00pm, the student will be in the clinical rotations: 6:00am – 12:00pm. The lecture and departmental schedules are given to the students on the first day of school.



Effective August 2011, ALL Required textbooks will be purchased by the students. Approximate total cost of all required books is $175. Other required books are made available to the students for usage for the entire school year through our book loan program. The book loan program tentative annual fee is $20.
Other Supplementary textbooks and study materials are available to students in our school’s library and laboratory for reference.


Dress Code

Standards of grooming and personal appearance must be high in the hospital.

Uniforms: Chocolate Brown Scrubs (Cherokee Workawear brand), White lab coats with CCMH MTS patches are expected to be worn at all times.
Students can purchase this uniform from Lawton Mediquip located on 38th Street, Lawton, OK. CCMH MTS patches are to be purchased from the school during Orientation at $5 each. Other attire is not permitted.

Hair: Hair should be well kept, clean and groomed and not to be worn in extremes. Keep hairstyles in good taste.


Cosmetics: Makeup and perfume/aftershave should not be worn in excess.


Jewelry: Excessive jewelry should not be worn. Facial jewelry is unacceptable. It is not acceptable or advisable due to safety reasons and appearance.


Name tags: Must be worn by all students at all times.

Online Management System

All Lecture and Supplementary information, along with assignments for Lectures are available online on our school’s Portal, accessible on any computer via the Internet, to all MLS/MT students. Each student receives special access to our Portal during Orientation. There is a one-time mandatory tentative annual fee of $25 for access.

Additional features include Discussion forums, Calendar, Instant Messages, and Course Outlines.


Students must attain and maintain a scholastic performance of 75% in each subject area in both lecture and departmental rotation. Progress Reports for departmental rotation are given periodically to students reflecting their performance.

Free tutoring is available to students from 3 pm to 5 pm, Monday to Friday upon students’ request or Teaching Techs request.

Students who are not attaining 75% and above will be placed on mandatory tutoring.


Service Work

Laboratory service work performed by the MLS students during school hours are stipulated by NAACLS. At no time will students be used to replace technologists at the bench or any other lab staff. When students are learning or performing procedures, they will be under direct supervision of a qualified technologist or instructor.

No stipend or salary is provided for MLS students during school hours.

Student work outside of school hours is noncompulsory.



The standards of conduct for students in the School of Medical Technology are essentially identical to those of the other laboratory employees and other hospital employees.  A detailed account of the disciplinary standards of the hospital is covered in the hospital’s Employee Handbook.  A copy of the Handbook is provided to the prospective student along with the Comanche County Memorial Hospital Standards Statement at the beginning of the term.

This program has a zero tolerance policy for subordination, unprofessional behavior, and academic dishonesty.

The School of Medical Technology has the right to dismiss a student for dishonesty, breach of confidentiality, violation of Hospital/Medical Technology program regulations, and academic failure at any time during the clinical training.