This curriculum prepares individuals to perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and immunohematology that may be used in the maintenance of health and diagnosis/treatment of disease.
Coursework emphasizes mathematical and scientific concepts related to specimen collection, laboratory testing and procedures, quality assurance and reporting/recording and interpreting findings involving tissues, blood, and body fluids.
Graduates may be eligible to take the Board of Certification for Medical Laboratory Technicians by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Employment opportunities include laboratories in hospitals, medical offices, industry and research facilities.
This program is accredited by the
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (773) 714-8880
Specific Program Requirements:
- General college admission requirements.
- High school units:
- High school-level chemistry or college-level Chemistry 092 required with grade of C or higher.
- Biology strongly recommended.
- This program has a selective admission process. See the Selective Allied Health Program Criteria on the Selective and Limited Programs page of the A-B Tech website www.abtech.edu/selective-limited-programs
- Acceptable reports of medical examinations by the first day of MLT 252 Practicum I.
- Satisfactory completion of required immunizations by the first day of MLT 252 Practicum I.
- Criminal background checks, drug screens, and seasonal flu vaccines are required prior to admission to clinical sites.
- Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification by the first day of
MLT 252 Practicum I.
Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: BIO, CHM, and MLT