Medical Laboratory Technician Program
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Prerequisite Courses:
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095
Statistics MAT181 satisfies Area 2 requirement 3 MAT097
Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab BIO203 4 BIO105, BIO108 or BIO195
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Principles of Psychology PSY101 satisfies Area 2 3 ESL098 or RDG095
World View From Area 3 3
Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab BIO204 4 BIO203
Microbiology BIO205 4 BIO204
Principles of Inorganic Chemistry CHM120 4 ESL 098 or RDG095 or ESL098 MAT097
Principles of Organic and Biochemistry CHM121 4 CHM120
Intro to Medical Laboratory Science and Urinalysis MLT101 (fall only) Semester I 4 Admission to program
Hematology and Hemostasis MLT211 (spring only) Semester II 4 MLT101, MLT213
Medical Microbiology and Lab MLT212 (spring only) Semester II 4 MLT101 and MLT213
Immunology and Serology MLT213 (fall only) Semester I 4 Admission to program
Immunohematology MLT241 (spring only) Semester II 4 MLT101 and MLT213
Clinical Chemistry MLT242 (summer only) Summer 4 MLT101, MLT213, MLT212, MLT241, MLT211
Clinical Laboratory Science Practicum MLT251 (fall only) Semester III 12 All MLT courses
Total Credits 71

Additional Information

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For this program, students must earn a numerical grade of 77 or higher in all Biology and Chemistry courses. Either failure to meet clinical objectives or failure to obtain a numerical course grade of 80 in all Medical Laboratory Technician courses constitutes a failure in that course. Students may apply for readmission to the program.

All Medical Laboratory Technician students are required to: undergo a physical examination, complete the necessary immunization forms, including the three (3) dose Hepatitis B immunization series; carry malpractice and health insurance; and undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check.

Prerequisites for the Medical Laboratory Technician Program

  1. Attend a mandatory information session.
  2. Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. 
  3. Achieve a reading level of 10.0 or higher on the College Placement Test (CPT).
  4. Complete the following courses with a C+ or better:
    • College Writing I (ENG111)
    • Statistics (MAT 181)
    • Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (BIO203)
    • Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (BIO204)
    • Microbiology with Lab (BIO205)
    • Principles of Inorganic Chemistry with Lab (CHM120)
    • Principles of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry with Lab (CHM121)

After all prerequisites are completed, students must apply through Admissions and Enrollment Services.

Program Overview

This program prepares students through lectures, laboratory activities and hospital-based clinical experience to become Medical Laboratory Technicians. Students will acquire the skills and knowledge essential to working in a medical laboratory and performing tests that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.

Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information Checks

As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Medical Laboratory Technician program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.

For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the CLT/MLT certification exam administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Graduates are then qualified for employment in hospitals, clinics and health maintenance organizations.

Program Accreditation

The Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 North River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, telephone 773-714-8880. Graduates of the Program are eligible to take national certification exams.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Collect and prepare clinical specimens for analysis.
  • Operate laboratory instruments. 
  • Prepare a variety of diagnostic analyses according to prescribed methodology. 
  • Relate test results to other patient information to the extent required for understanding the analyses.