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A Career in Laboratory Medicine

Career Description

Medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) generally work in hospital and private laboratories (clinical or research) or physician office labs. At career entry, the MLT will be able to perform routine clinical laboratory tests in hematology, chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, immunology and coagulation. In addition, to possessing the basic laboratory skills required for entry-level positions in these areas, they also qualify for additional education and training in other emerging laboratory fields, such as molecular diagnostics. The responsibilities of the MLT include... 


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Certification and/or Licensure Credentials

Certification and/or licensure credentialing of medical laboratory technicians is required for employment in most states and by some individual employers...

First Semester Prior to Admission
ENGL 1301 - Composition I 3 hrs
PSYC 2301 – General Psychology 3 hrs
MATH 1314- College Algebra 3 hrs
HITT 1305: Medical Terminology 1 3 hrs
SPCH 1318- Interpersonal Communication 3 hrs
BIOI 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hrs
First Fall semester
MLAB 1201: Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science 2 hrs
MLAB 1572: Hematology/Coagulation 5 hrs
PLAB 1223: Phlebotomy 2 hrs
First Spring Semester
MLAB 1211: Urinalysis/Body Fluids 2 hrs
MLAB 2573: Immunology/Immunohematology 5 hrs
PLAB 1164: Practicum 1 hrs
Summer Semester  
MLAB 2434: Microbiology 4 hrs
Second Fall Semester
MLAB 1231: Parasitology/Mycology 2 hrs
MLAB 2267: Practicum 2 2 hrs
MLAB 2232: Seminar in Medical Laboratory Technology 2 hrs
Second Spring semester  
MLAB 2472: Seminar 2 4 hrs
Language, Philosophy & Culture or Creative Arts 3 hrs