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Medical Laboratory Technician, A.S. (525.1)

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Associate of Science

MLT Admissions Requirements        MLT Program Outcomes      MLT Essential Functions   

This program prepares graduates for entry into clinical laboratory work. Employment opportunities exist in hospitals and private laboratories where work is done under the supervision of a pathologist. For more information on careers in the medical laboratory, visit the website of the American Society of Clinical Pathology www.ascp.org.

Graduates are eligible to take the national examination for certification as Medical Laboratory Technicians MLT (ASCP). Admission is limited by the availability of clinical sites. Students must make separate applications to this program. Applicants must be eligible for college-level courses and should have a science background. Introduction to Human Biology (BIO 103 ) may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite of MLT 111 .

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Perform aseptic technique.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in all laboratory exercises by performance of test procedures with results and control values within acceptable manufacturer’s control limits.
  3. Perform tests and identify clinically important microbes.
  4. Exhibit medical laboratory knowledge, professionalism and ethical behavior.
  5. Perform clinical tests under the supervision of qualified facility personnel.

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; 773.714.8880, www.naacls.org.

Degree Requirements

Total: 18 Credits

Total: 18 Credits


  • Humanities Elective Credits: 3

Total: 3 Credits

Third Semester

Total: 16–17 Credits

Total: 15 Credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 70–71

1 Successful completion of both CHM 110  and CHM 111  also meet this requirement.

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