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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 (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
ph: 773.714.8880
fx: 773.714.8886


Instructional Service Agreement (ISA) between COA and Pitt Community College: Through this ISA agreement, students may earn General Education courses at Pitt for transfer to COA’s Medical Laboratory Technology program. Pitt Community College students must meet all COA admission and program requirements. Contact Pitt Community College, or contact Health Sciences admissions at 252-493-7473 or [email protected]. For COA students, contact Health Sciences admissions.

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.

Medical Laboratory Technology Handbook (PDF)

Medical Laboratory Technology Admission Fact Sheet (PDF)

HSWP Admission Comparison Grid (PDF)

Medical Laboratory Technology Program Outcomes

ATI TEAS Information

Curriculum Guide

Associate in Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology Curriculum Guide (PDF)