Medical Laboratory Technology, AAS

The MLT program prepares graduates for entry-level positions in a clinical laboratory environment such as in hospitals, physicians’ offices, commercial laboratories, biotechnology, research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, technical services and sales, or veterinary laboratories.  At entry level, the medical laboratory technician will possess the entry level competencies necessary to perform routine testing in the areas of Clinical Chemistry, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunology, Immunohematology/Transfusion medicine, Microbiology, Urine and Body Fluid Analysis, and Laboratory Operations. After completing all academic and clinical requirements, students will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam and apply for state licensure.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to

  • Demonstrate the expertise to collect, process and identify specimens;
  • Culture microorganisms to determine identity and sensitivity to antibiotics;
  • Conduct blood cell counts and analyze blood, body fluids and other sample types to determine biological and chemical components present;
  • Perform routine compatibility testing and select and prepare appropriate blood and blood components for transfusions; and
  • Exercise safety precautions and quality control throughout the laboratory.


First Year


(Required Prerequisite Courses)

Fall Semester


First Semester Total: 16