Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S.
The Medical Laboratory Technology Program prepares its graduates for employment in hospitals, urgent care facilities, physician offices, and research and industry laboratory settings.
The Medical Laboratory Technology Program trains students to work in various areas of the clinical laboratory, including hematology, urinalysis, immunohematology (blood bank), microbiology, chemistry, and phlebotomy.
Students will collect blood samples, work with clinical laboratory instrumentation, perform clinical and microscope analysis of urine, cross-match blood for transfusion, identify abnormal blood cells under the microscope, and identify infectious bacteria-causing infection in various body locations. Examination and analysis of body fluids, tissues, and cells play a crucial role in the physician's ability to diagnose and treat disease.
Upon completion of the accredited program, graduates will possess an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification national certifying examination. Those passing the examination will be certified as medical laboratory technicians (MLT-ASCP).
MLAB Admission Requirements