The Associate in Applied Science major in Medical Laboratory Technology program prepares graduates for work in hospital labs, doctors' offices, emergency centers, and other labs. Students learn to perform medical tests on human fluids. This program would be of interest to those who enjoy science and math. Students in this program will have criminal background checks and drug screenings. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60618; phone at 773-714-8880 or e-mail at www.naacls.org.
Complete BIO-112 (minimum grade C)
Complete the following courses (minimum grade C): MLT-105, MLT-110, MLT-120, and MLT-125
Complete MLT-242 MLT-251 MLT-252 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete MLT-243 MLT-253 MLT-254 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete MLT-101 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete MLT-108 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete MLT-112 (Minimum Grade C)
Approved Electives (Complete a minimum of 2 credits): AHS-102, AHS-108, AHS-120, AHS-121, AHS-144, CPT-101, CPT-114, ECO-101, ECO-210, ECO-211, ENG-102, ENG-160, EVT-206, EVT-254, HIS-101, HIS-102, HIS-201, HIS-202, MAT-102, AOT-165, or SCI-150
Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program requires the student to be a high school graduate or equivalent.
|COMPASS Scores|| ACCUPLACER||Accuplacer Next Gen |
|Algebra: 54 or above Pre-Algebra|| Arithmetic: 90 or above||QAS >= 237 |
|Writing: 70 or above|| Sentence Skills: 75 or above||Writing >= 250 |
|Reading: 88 or above|| Reading Comprehension: 95 or above||Reading >= 263 |
SAT: 480 Reading/Writing and 540 Math (2005 SAT) or 570 Math (2016 SAT) OR ACT: 21 English and 23 Math
SAT/ACT scores must be no more than 5 years old at the time a student seeks admission to the MLT Program.
All General Education Courses (including elective) completed with a 2.5 GPA or better
Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Complete Medical Physical Examination (including updated immunizations)
- Pay nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit of $50 to be placed on the waiting
list and then a $100 confirmation fee which may be applied to the tuition for the
first term enrollment once the student is accepted into the program
- Proof of Health Insurance
- Liability Insurance Policy (available through College at an approximate cost of
- Criminal Background Check
- Drug screening for drugs of abuse (prior to/during clinical rotations)
- Current CPR (prior to clinical rotations) – American Heart Association
Upon entry, students must submit a completed student health form to include the following:
- Physical Assessment
- Proof of two MMR vaccinations AND Rubella titer is required or if no proof of MMR is available you must have titers for each(Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox) titer require
- Proof of Tetanus Booster (Last booster must have been received within the past 10 years.)
- Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended (Documentation of declination is required if student does not have the vaccine.)
- COVID vaccination is required for this program. (Documentation of medical or religious declination is required if student does not have the vaccine) This vaccine mandate is a direct requirement of our clinical partners.
- Documentation of Flu Vaccine or Contraindication
- Proof of 2 step PPD within 3 weeks prior to entry of program is required
- Physician’s evaluation
Clinical facilities require drug screens and background checks before allowing students to participate in clinical rotations. Students participating in clinical may be required to have a drug screen at any time during their rotation. Results of background
checks and drug screens will be reviewed with designated personnel at the clinical affiliate sites. To be accepted for a clinical placement, all findings must be satisfactory to all participating clinical sites. Students not accepted for clinical
rotations will not be able to successfully complete the course or program. Students are required to hold current Healthcare Provider CPR certification before entering clinical rotations.
This program prepares the student to function efficiently and safely in the clinical laboratory setting. It consists of general education courses, specific MLT courses, and clinical rotations in a hospital/clinical laboratory. This diverse learning experience is designed to teach the MLT students technical and theoretical aspects of the clinical laboratory in the healthcare setting. Upon completion of the program, the graduate receives an Associate in Applied Science and is eligible to take The American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification exam.
Medical Laboratory Technology graduates find rewarding careers in such work environments as hospital laboratories, doctors’ offices, outpatient clinics, minor emergency centers, veterinary offices, and industrial labs.
The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018. Phone 773-714-8880, FAX 773-714-8886, or you may access the web at www.naacls.org.
MLT Program Outcomes
Technical Standards for Medical Laboratory Technology (PDF)