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:
- 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.
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
5600 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For COA students, contact Health Sciences admissions.
Transferring to a Four-Year College or University
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) and other University of North Carolina system universities offer MLT to Clinical Lab Science (CLS) transfer programs.
See the links below for program-specific admission requirements and other information regarding our program.