Medical Laboratory Technology

Associate in Science

Medical Laboratory Technology

Clinical chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, hemostasis medical microbiology, immunology

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Medical Laboratory Technology degree prepares students to become a medical laboratory technician with unlimited choices of practice settings including hospitals, reference laboratories, clinics, businesses and industries. Areas of scientific exploration open to students are the immune system, cell marker technology and cancer research. In the clinical area, drug testing, therapeutic drug monitoring and biogenetics are a few of the specialties with openings.

The medical laboratory technology program is affiliated with the following labs and hospitals, which provide training for MLT students: Baptist Beaches, Baptist Downtown, Baptist Nassau, Baptist South, Department of Health, Bureau of Laboratories, Flagler Hospital, Memorial Hospital, NAS Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center, Ormond Beach Memorial Health, Shands at Starke Regional Memorial Center, St. Vincent’s Healthcare, The Blood Alliance and UF Health.

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Accreditation

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 
5600 N. Rover Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119
(773) 714-8880

This program enables graduates to sit for the national certification exams and to be licensed through the state of Florida, Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, Department of Health.

MLT Program Outcomes

 

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3-year

Average   

ASCP Pass Rate    88% 100% 77.8% 88.9%
AAB Pass Rate 80% 77% 90.5%

83.6%

 

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3-year

Average   

Graduation Rate*   84%  95.6% 91.7% 90.3%
Placement Rate*    92.8% 94% 95.2% 94.2%

 

*From 2015 NAACLS Annual Report






Program Code: 2220

76 Credits

Selected access

School of Health, Education and Human Services
Start Term

Fall

Deadlines
May 15
Additional Costs

Drug screen, background checks, uniforms, physical and textbooks

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.

Phone

(904) 646-2300

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Program Fact Sheet
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Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

The degree prepares students for medical laboratory technology (tech) jobs after students have earned their certification. The degree can also articulate into other bachelor's degree programs at other institutions. Prerequisites vary by institution.  

Career Opportunities

There is a career ladder in the clinical lab; with some experience graduates can become technical specialists or senior techs. Some graduates move into laboratory information system management or become technical representatives for instrument companies. To become a supervisor, the graduate will need to receive a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Lab Science or Biology.

What students need for this career:

  • Interest in science and technology
  • Ability to be careful and organized
  • Ability to be flexible and accommodate change
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