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Medical Laboratory Technology (511004)

Degree: Associate in Applied Science, AAS


Mission Statement:

The mission of the Medical Laboratory Technology Program is to provide a comprehensive technical education program that prepares quality graduates to work in the medical, clinical, and research laboratory industry.

Upon completion of the MLT program, students are awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and are eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Board of Certification (BOC) examination.  The ASCP-BOC will award the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) credential upon successful completion of the examination.


The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is accredited by: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science.  5600 N. River Road, Suite 720 Rosemont, Chicago, IL 60018 -5119. (773) 714-8880


American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Board of Certification (BOC) examination.
33 West Monroe St. Suite 1600, Chicago, IL, 60603-5617

In the Real World

What Does a MLT Do?

The hidden profesion that saves lives!

Medical Laboratory Technicians preform laboratory test to obtain data that will be used by physicians and other medical staff to prevent, diagnose, and treat illness.  They are expected to examine specimens, operate automated testing equipment, and identify bacteria.  MLT’s are required to prepare samples for automated testing and to preform manual testing following detailed instructions.

 Is it For You? 

 Although not involved in direct patient care the MLT still is a very vital part of the healthcare team.  The individuals who are in this field should love the science behind the medicine.  We spend much of our time testing blood and other specimens from the human body to provide accurate and reliable results for the medical team.  These results will then be used to give the best care for the patient.  If you love science and enjoy the behind the scene feel, then MLT could be for you.

  Job Outlook:  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statisticsemployment of medical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022. An increase in the aging population will lead to a greater need to diagnose medical conditions.”

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Critical Thinking
Program Learning Outcome #1
Integrate scientific reasoning and interpretation within clinical laboratory sciences body of knowledge.
Program Learning Outcome #2
Communicate information and ideas effectively.
Program Learning Outcome #3
Perform laboratory procedures from simple to complex, including specimen collection, processing, analysis, and interpretation.
Applied Learning
Program Learning Outcome #4
Develop competency in the theoretical knowledge necessary to prepare for the national certification examination.
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