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Medical Laboratory Technology

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Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program provides the theory, clinical experience and skills needed to perform routine clinical laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, including chemistry, hematology, microbiology and immunohematology.


Career opportunities include laboratory technician positions with:

  • Hospitals
  • Reference and forensic laboratories
  • Medical and veterinary offices
  • State health departments
  • Fertility clinics
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms

After graduating from the MLT program, the individual is eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification examination to become certified as a Medical Laboratory Technician.

American Medical Technologists

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Laboratory Science Careers


National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
8410 West Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 670
Chicago, IL 60631-3415

Transferring to a Four-Year College or University

COA/Old Dominion University (ODU) Articulation Agreement

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) and other University of North Carolina system universities offer MLT to Clinical Lab Science (CLS) transfer programs.

East Carolina University College of Allied Health Sciences Department of Clinical Laboratory Science

WSSU School of Health Sciences Online Courses


See the links below for program-specific admission requirements and other information regarding our program.


Admission Fact Sheet

HSWP Admission Comparison Grid

Program Outcomes

ATI TEAS Information