Medical Laboratory Technician

Course Requirements
ID Title Class Lab Credits
Fall Semester (year 1)
ENGC102 College Composition I (Accuplacer) 3 0 3
SCIC140 Chemistry I 3 3 4
SCIC111 Anatomy and Physiology Essentials (Accuplacer) 4 0 4
SCIC201** Anatomy and Physiology I (High School Chemistry or ISVC030) (3) (3) (4)
SCIC205 Microbiology
(SCIC201 or SCIC111***)
3 3 4
ALHC126 Introduction to Laboratory Procedures 2 3 3
Spring Semester (year 1)
MTHCxxx Mathematics Elective (Accuplacer) 4 0 4
SCIC202** Anatomy and Physiology II
(SCIC201**)
(3) (3) (4)
SOCCxxx Social Science Elective 3 0 3
MLTC110 Pathogenic Microbiology
(SCIC205, ALHC126+)
3 3 4
MLTC111 Urinalysis
(ALHC126+)
1 3 2
MLTC112 Serology
(SCIC111/SCIC201 & SCIC202, ALHC126+)
1 3 2
Summer Semester (year 1)
MLTC120 Affiliation Microbiology
(ALHC126+, MLTC110*)
0 0 5
MLTC121 Affiliation Urinalysis and Special Diagnostics
(ALHC126+, MLTC111*)
0 0 1
Fall Semester (year 2)
ENGCxxx English Elective(ENGC102) 3 0 3
XXXXxxx Humanities/Fine Arts/World Language Elective 3 0 3
MLTC201 Hematology
(ALHC126+, MLTC112)
3 3 4
MLTC202 Immunohematology
(ALHC126+, MLTC112)
3 3 4
MLTC203 Clinical Chemistry
(ALHC126+, SCIC140)
3 3 4
Spring Semester (year 2)
MLTC211 Affiliation Hematology
(ALHC126+, MLTC201*)
0 0 4
MLTC212 Affiliation Blood Bank
(ALHC126+, MLTC202*)
0 0 3
MLTC213 Affiliation Chemistry
(ALHC126+, MLTC203*)
0 0 3
MLTC220 MLT Senior Seminar
(All previous MLTC courses)
2 0 2

Prerequisite & Co-requisites are listed in parentheses.

* All affiliation courses require a grade of "C" or better in the prerequisite course and a passing grade must be obtained in both lecture and laboratory components of the prerequisite MLT program courses to attend the clinical affiliation for that discipline.

**These courses are optional choices for students intending to continue their education towards a bachelor's degree. See program director for advising. All MLTC courses require matriculation in the program, or permission of instructor for registration.

***SCIC111 may be accepted as a prerequisite on an individual basis.

+ALHC126 or MLTC102 or PHBC110

POI - Permission of Instructor

Associate in Science Degree

(Day Program)

Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) play a critical role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease.  MLTs perform highly complex laboratory procedures ranging from detailed manual techniques to sophisticated computerized technology.  The continued growth of the laboratory science profession is producing an increased demand for educated and motivated laboratory professionals. Opportunities for employment for the MLT include: traditional hospital or private laboratories, commercial or pharmaceutical industries, research laboratories, infection control programs and agricultural and veterinarian practices, among others. 

 

Coursework for the Medical Laboratory Technician program integrates professional with general education courses, gaining skills for the job as well as general life skills. In addition to classroom studies, students spend twenty weeks, full-time in an accredited hospital or private laboratory refining skills in the specific areas of a clinical laboratory. Clinical affiliations are arranged based on predetermined criteria and are subject to availability of facilities located throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. Students are required to have liability and health insurance prior to being placed for their clinical rotations. CPR certification is recommended and may be required by some clinical sites. Students must also be able to provide their own personal transportation to all clinical assignments. A criminal record background check may be required for affiliation experience at the request of an agency and is the responsibility of the student. 

 

Applicants for the Medical Laboratory Technician Program must satisfy general requirements for admission to the College and are required to have credits (or the equivalent) in high school or college algebra, English, biology and chemistry. The student must have an interview with the program director and demonstrate knowledge of the field of laboratory medicine or schedule a tour in a clinical laboratory.

 

Students health status must be compatible with the tasks and duties of a MLT including the ability to perform certain motor skills involved in collecting blood, using pipettes and a microscope, and accurately reading color charts for interpretation. Students are required to provide results of a medical examination and proof of immunity to infectious disease before being scheduled for clinical affiliations. 

 

Upon completion of the MLT program, students are qualified for immediate employment and are eligible to sit for certification examinations offered by the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC). This two-year Associate Degree program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, www.naacls.org; (773)714-8880.