The need for qualified healthcare workers continues to rise to meet the ever increasing needs of the healthcare industry, and the current demand for Medical Laboratory Technicians surpasses the number of trained technicians available. A Medical Laboratory Technician is a healthcare professional who performs diagnostic analyses on blood and other body fluid specimens.

CERTIFICATES AND DEGREES

Associate in Applied Science Degree plan

Program/Certificate Requirements: All courses for the degree must be passed with a final grade of “C” or better in order to graduate from the Medical Laboratory Technician program and/or certificates.

NATURE OF WORK

Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Technician program will be trained to work in medical laboratory, use laboratory equipment, prepare and analyze various specimens and identify abnormalities in samples such as malignancies, infections or genetic abnormalities.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

Admission requirements for the Medical Laboratory Technician program includes the following:

  1. Graduation from high school or equivalent.
  2. An overall 2.5 GPA or higher before MLT coursework begins.
  3. Schedule an interview with the Program Director.
  4. A complete healthcare worker background screening, drug screening and additional health policy requirements including a physical exam and immunizations is required after acceptance into the program, and before the established deadline.
  5. Attend the mandatory MLT New Student Orientation session held before coursework begins.

Program Accreditation

The MLT Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, Tel. (773) 714-8880, Fax (773) 714-8886 or email NAACLS.

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Medical Laboratory Technicians work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Physician Offices and Medical Clinics

Medical Laboratory Technician, Associate in Applied Science Degree

Course CodeCourse CodeCourse Code
MAT 125​College Algebra3
CHE 170College Chemistry I5
MLT 130Urinalysis & Immunology (hybrid)4
MLT 120Medical Laboratory Skills4
Total - 16
Spring Semester​
CHE 180College Chemistry II5
BIO 105Principles of Biology4
MLT 150Blood Bank (hybrid)4
MLT 140​Hematology & ​Coagulation (hybrid)4
Total - 17
Summer Semester
BIO 206Principles of Microbiology4
Total - 4
Fall Semester
ENG 101Composition I3
MLT 220Clinical Microbiology (hybrid)4
MLT 230​Clinical Chemistry (hybrid)4
MLT 240MLT Clinical Internship I4
​Total - 15
Spring Semester
PSY 130​General Psychology3
COM 103Speech Communication3
​MLT 250MLT Clinical Internship II4
​MLT 280MLT Review and Assessment (Online)2
Total - 12​
Total Credit Hours - 64