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Pat Hendrix
Dean, Nursing and Allied Health
(931) 393-1628

Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) A.A.S.

Job Description: A medical laboratory technician (MLT), also known as a clinical laboratory technician or medical laboratory assistant, is a skilled individual trained to carry out laboratory tests and operate laboratory equipment under the supervision of a certified medical laboratory technologist. They examine body fluid samples in a laboratory setting to detect parasites, bacteria, and other microorganisms that may be causing the patient's disease. In order to diagnose and treat patients, laboratory tests are carried out in toxicology, hematology, chemistry, microbiology, and immunology. Medical laboratory technicians work in various healthcare facilities including hospitals, offices of physicians, research laboratories, health clinics, veterinary laboratories, medical diagnostic laboratories, and biotechnology companies. Average salary is $39,340 per year.

Proposed Recommended Full-time Schedule*

1st Year, Fall (16 hours)

  • Human A&P I
  • Eng. Comp. I
  • Gen. Psychology
  • Probability and Stats
  • NRSG 1370 Med Term

1st Year, Spring (14 hours)

  • Human A&P II
  • Fund. of Speech
  • Microbiology
  • Humanities/Fine Arts

2nd Year, Summer (7 hours)

  • Introduction to Med Lab
  • Clinical Microbiology

2nd Year, Fall (15 hours)

  • Urinalysis/Body Fluids
  • Hematology
  • Blood Bank
  • Practicum I

2nd Year, Spring (14 hours)

  • Clinical Immunology
  • MLT Clinical Chemistry
  • Practicum II
  • Seminar

Total number of credits: 66

*program still under final development