Medical Lab Technology
- Associate degree: 114 credits
- Certificate of proficiency: 67 credits
When to apply?
medical and reference laboratories
Graduates work in clinical and research laboratories. As generalists, MLTs can develop skills to work in a special testing area. With additional work experience, training, and a bachelor's degree, an MLT can advance to a Medical Laboratory Scientist, Supervisor, and Manager. For occupational data, including salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Medical Laboratory personnel examine, analyze, and test clinical specimens such as blood and body fluids to aid in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Medical Laboratory Technicians perform routine laboratory testing and assigned tasks with quality control and quality assurance.
The MLT program at Shoreline provides students with a foundation in general education and science courses required before entrance into the professional year of the program. The professional year covers areas of routine medical laboratory technology through lectures symposia, eLearning support, and student laboratory classes. Students then complete laboratory practicum training in medical laboratories. MLT program graduates are eligible to take the MLT (ASCP) national certification examination for Medical Laboratory Technician. The pass rate for graduates taking the MLT (ASCP) examination in 2013 was 100%.
Two Program Options
The associate degree is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to work in clinical laboratories as a Medical Laboratory Technician.
The certificate is a 67-credit program for students who already have an Associate degree or higher. Students who have already completed the program core requirements (see page 2 of the planning guide) or equivalent are eligible to apply.
Students who successfully complete this program should be able to:
Gainful Employment Data
Program Costs per Quarter
|Tuition + Technology and PUB fees||Check the Tuition Table|
|Parking fee||$25 per quarter|
|Lab fees (subject to change)||$303 per program|
|Injury Insurance for MLT 132, 241, 242, 244 Liability insurance ($6.25/course)||Varies (also available from the College for students taking at least 6 credits)|
|Vaccinations required for clinical practicum training||Varies|