Medical Laboratory Technician

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences; graduates are eligible to take the "MLT" ASCP Board of Certification Exam.

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Our Medical Laboratory Technician program will prepare you with the skills you need to test blood and other bodily fluids for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. You will learn how to use laboratory instruments and computers, collect and process specimens, and work as part of a health care team. As you progress through the program, you will receive lab training and classroom study, supervised time in hospitals and health care settings, and preparation to take a national exam for certification accepted throughout the United States. By graduating with this degree, you will be eligible to take the MLT (Medical Laboratory Technician) ASCP Board of Certification Exam.

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Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician – est. salary $41,839

 

EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Medical Laboratory Technician degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 credits Required to receive a grade of “C” or better to register for ENGL 102 ENGL 101
CHEM 110 - Introductory Chemistry or
CHEM 121 - College Chemistry I
4 credits Must receive a grade of “C” or better.
CHEM 121 is recommended for students planning to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program.
Must receive a grade of “C” or better to be considered for a select program.
Natural Science
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra   Meet with an advisor to determine if you should take a higher level math course Mathematics
BIOL 108 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology or 
BIOL 109 and BIOL 110 Anatomy and Physiology
 

Option to take BIOL 108 or BIOL 109 for MLT program. Must receive a grade of “C” or better.

Students who have completed BIOL 109 and BIOL 110 earning a grade of “C” or better do not have to take BIOL 108.

Recommended for students to take BIOL 109 and BIOL 110 if planning on transferring for a bachelor’s degree. Fulfills lab sciences requirement.

Prerequisites for BIOL 109: BIOL 106 or high school biology and chemistry within 10 years
For BIOL 110: BIOL 109 with a of “C” or better

Major Course
MLT 102 - Phlebotomy   Must earn a grade of “C” or better. Math placement of FNMT 017. Co-requisite for MLT 155.  
  • This program is designed to provide students with the option of entering the workforce or transferring to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate's degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits Must earn a grade of “C” or better. Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with grade of “C” or better. ENGL 102, Information Literacy
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology 3 credits Students must earn a grade of “C” or better demonstrating they have met minimum requirements of course. Technology Competency
MLT 155 - Clinical Hematology 4 credits Must receive a grade of “C” or better. Prerequisite for MLT 205.
Prerequisites: BIOL 108 or BIOL 110, which may be taken concurrently; MLT 102 may be taken concurrently.
*MLT 155
BIOL 241 - Principles of Microbiology 4 credits Must earn a grade of “C” or better in the course. Prerequisite for MLT 205
Prerequisites: BIOL 106 or BIOL 108; BIOL 109 or BIOL 123 with a grade of “C” or better.
Major Course
CHEM 118 - Introduction to Biochemistry  or 
CHEM 122 - College Chemistry II
4 credits Prerequisites for CHEM 118: CHEM 101, CHEM 110 or CHEM 121 with a grade of "C" or better.
CHEM 122 is recommended for students planning to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program.
Prerequisites for CHEM 122: CHEM 110 with a "C" or better and FNMT 118 and CHEM 121 with grade of “C” or better
Major Course

Summer 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
MLT 205 - Immunohematology and Immunology 4 credits Must earn a grade of “C” or better. Prerequisite for MLT 225 and MLT 245
Students must complete this course in their first summer session, as it is a prerequisite to MLT 225 and MLT 245.
Prerequisites: BIOL 108 or BIOL 109 and BIOL 110 and MLT 155 
Major Course

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits Most transfer institutions require a sociology course. Social Science Elective
Fulfills all of the Major Academic Approaches
(American/Global Diversity, Interpretive Studies, and Writing Intensive)
MLT 225 - Clinical Chemistry 4 credits Must earn a grade of “C” or better. Prerequisite course for MLT 265 and MLT 295.
Prerequisites: BIOL 108 or BIOL 110 FNMT 118 CHEM 110 and CHEM 118 or CHEM 121 and CHEM 122 MLT 205
Major Course
MLT 245 - Clinical Microbiology 4 credits Must earn a grade of “C” or better. Prerequisite course for MLT 265 and MLT 295. Prerequisites: BIOL 241 with grade of C or better. CHEM 110 and CHEM 118 or CHEM 121 and CHEM 122. Major Course

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
HUM 101 or 
HUM 102 - Cultural Traditions or 
Foreign Language
3 credits Must earn a grade of “C” or better for transfer. Use academic advisors to direct students to the appropriate course based on transfer requirements.
Prerequisites for HUM 101 and HUM 102, ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently 
Humanities Elective
MLT 265 - Current Topics in Medical Laboratory Sciences 3 credits Must earn a grade of “C” or better. Prerequisites: MLT 225 and MLT 245 Major Course
MLT 295 - Clinical Practice 6 credits Prerequisites: MLT 225 and MLT 245. MLT 265 may be taken concurrently. Major Course
  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

1 Students in this program must take either BIOL 108 or both BIOL 109 & BIOL 110. Students who choose the two-semester 109 & 110 sequence should take BIOL 241 in the summer between the second and third semester.

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