Medical Laboratory Technology A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science
Program Code: 

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:

  1. General college admission requirements.
  2. High school units:
  3. High school-level chemistry or college-level Chemistry 092 required with grade of C or higher.
  4. Biology strongly recommended.
  5. 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      
  6. Acceptable reports of medical examinations by the first day of MLT 252 Practicum I.
  7. Satisfactory completion of required immunizations by the first day of MLT 252 Practicum I.
  8. Criminal background checks, drug screens, and seasonal flu vaccines are required prior to admission to clinical sites.
  9. 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

First Semester

MLT 140
3 Credit Hour(s)
BIO 163
5 Credit Hour(s)
CHM 130
3 Credit Hour(s)
CHM 130A
1 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
MLT 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
MLT 111
2 Credit Hour(s)

Second Semester

MLT 120
4 Credit Hour(s)
MLT 126
2 Credit Hour(s)
MLT 130
4 Credit Hour(s)
MLT 240
3 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)

Third Semester

MLT 127
3 Credit Hour(s)
MLT 252
2 Credit Hour(s)

Fourth Semester

CIS 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
PSY 150
3 Credit Hour(s)
MLT 254
4 Credit Hour(s)
MLT 255
5 Credit Hour(s)
MLT 261
1 Credit Hour(s)

Fifth Semester

ENG 114
3 Credit Hour(s)
HUM 115
3 Credit Hour(s)
MLT 215
1 Credit Hour(s)
MLT 265
5 Credit Hour(s)
MLT 275
5 Credit Hour(s)

Curriculum is based on the 2019-20 catalog.

  • 74 Total Credit Hours Required