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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.

Careers

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

Accreditation

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
8410 West Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 670
Chicago, IL 60631-3415
773-714-8880

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

Resources

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

Handbook

Admission Fact Sheet

HSWP Admission Comparison Grid

Program Outcomes

ATI TEAS Information

Curriculum Guide

Some Health Sciences and Wellness programs may have additional requirements related to required grade-point averages, grades, and other progression policies required for graduation. Please see program handbooks for more information.

First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
or
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I
Prerequisites: DMA 010-050 and DRE 098 2 – 3 2 n/a 4 – 5 3 – 4
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology Prerequisites: One unit of high school Biology or BIO 090 or higher, and ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement (BIO 168 and BIO 169 will be accepted — must take both) 4 2 n/a 6 5
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3 0 n/a 3 3
MLT 110 Intro to MLT Prerequisites: Admission into the MLT program 2 3 n/a 5 3
MLT 111 Urinalysis Prerequisites: MLT 110
Corequisites: MLT 130
1 3 n/a 4 2
MLT 130 Clinical Chemistry Prerequisite: MLT 110
Corequisites: MLT 111
3 3 n/a 6 4
Total Semester Hours 15 – 16 13 n/a 28 – 29 20 – 21
First Year
Summer Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
CHM 130 Gen., Organic, and Biochemistry Prerequisites: CHM 090 or one unit of high school Chemistry
Corequisites: CHM 130A
3 0 n/a 3 3
CHM 130A G., Organic, and Biochemistry Lab (CHM 151 and 152 will be accepted — must take both) Prerequisites: CHM 090 or one unit of high school Chemistry
Corequisites: CHM 130
0 2 n/a 2 1
MLT 120 Hematology/Hemostasis I Prerequisites: MLT 110; BIO 163 or BIO 168 and 169
Corequisites: MLT 220
3 3 n/a 6 4
MLT 220 Hematology/Hemostasis II Prerequisites: MLT 110; BIO 163, or BIO 168 and 169
Corequisites: MLT 120
2 3 n/a 5 3
Total Semester Hours 8 8 n/a 16 11
First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines Prerequisites: ENG 111 3 0 n/a 3 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080, or ENG 085, or DRE 097, or appropriate placement 3 0 n/a 3 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
or
CIS 110 Intro to Computers
Prerequisites for CIS 111: none
Prerequisites for CIS 110: ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050, or appropriate placement
1 – 2 2 n/a 3 – 4 2 – 3
MLT 125 Immunohematology I Prerequisites: MLT 111, MLT 120, MLT 130, MLT 220;  BIO 163, or BIO 168 and 169 4 3 n/a 7 5
MLT 140 Intro to Microbiology Prerequisites: MLT 111, MLT 120, MLT 130, MLT 220;  BIO 163, or BIO 168 and 169
Corequisite: MLT 240
2 3 n/a 5 3
MLT 240 Special Clinical Microbiology Prerequisites: MLT 111, MLT 120, MLT 130, MLT 140, MLT 220; BIO 163, or BIO 168 and 169
Corequisite: MLT 140
2 3 n/a 5 3
Total Semester Hours 15 – 16 11 n/a 26 – 27 19 – 20
Second Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
(Cannot be a COM course or a foreign language course)
Prerequisites: varies 3 0 n/a 3 3
MLT 285 MLT Practicum II Prerequisites: Completion of all MLT modules
Corequisites: MLT 215
0 0 39 39 13
MLT 215 Professional Issues Prerequisites: Completion of all MLT modules
Corequisites: MLT 285
1 0 n/a 1 1
Total Semester Hours 4 0 39 43 17
Total Semester Hours Required for Associate Degree 67 – 69