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2022-2023 Catalog 
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Planner for Medical Laboratory Technician (A.A.S.)

Special Admission Requirements - Program Application Deadline: April 15*

Official Title of Major: Medical Laboratory Technician, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Total Credit Hours: 66


Learn about the Medical Laboratory Technician Degree program

Purpose: Prepares the student for entry-level employment in laboratory medicine to meet the current and the increasing demands for medical laboratory technicians. Medical laboratory technicians work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, and independent laboratories. The medical laboratory technician performs phlebotomy procedures; procures and performs blood and non-blood testing in the clinical laboratory; and aids the physician in diagnosing, monitoring, and determining treatment modalities, functioning as an essential member of the health care team. Skills include preparation of specimens, examination and analysis of blood and non-blood specimens, microscopy, and using and maintaining automated laboratory equipment.

The Anne Arundel Community College Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). NAACLS is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). NAACLS, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, 773-714-8880.

AACC cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Maryland.   If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Maryland, contact that state’s licensing board to determine whether the AACC course or program meets requirements for licensure in that state.  If you need assistance finding contact information for your state, or if you need additional information regarding professional licensure, please contact the School of Health Sciences at 410-777-7310.

Range of Occupations

  • Medical laboratory technician

Additional Program Requirements

A grade of C or better in each medical laboratory technician and general education course is required to progress in the program. Students practice selected procedures on each other, and perform manual and automated testing in the college laboratory. Students are required, after successful completion of coursework, to perform 480 unpaid practicum hours in the clinical setting.

Special Conditions

Health Manpower Shortage: This program of study may be designated a Health Manpower Shortage Tuition Reduction Program. This means that some residents of Maryland (see the Tuition, Fees and Payments section of this catalog) enrolled in this program of study by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this program still maintains a Health Manpower Shortage Program status before enrolling. Please refer to the college’s Accounts Receivable Office to confirm this designation.

*If application deadline falls on a weekend, then applications will be accepted until the close of business on the next business day.

Faculty Contact ( Lorraine Doucette

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

(*) Students must be admitted into the Medical Laboratory Technician major to take certain MLT courses.


Term 1 (Fall)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1    OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1    
3 credit hours     
CHE 111 - General Chemistry 1   4 credit hours     
BIO 231 - Human Biology 1  OR
BIO 233 - Anatomy and Physiology 1  
4 credit hours    
MLT 100 - Introduction to the Medical Laboratory  (*) 4 credit hours     


Term 2 (Spring)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
3 credit hours     
BIO 223 - General Microbiology  
4 credit hours     
MAT 137 - College Algebra  
MAT 145, MAT 151, MAT 191, or MAT 230 satisfies the MAT 137 requirement. (Former MAT courses: MAT 121, MAT 131, MAT 141 or MAT 142 will also satisfy the MAT 137 requirement.)
3 credit hours    
MLT 101 - Urinalysis and Body Fluids  (*)
3 credit hours     

MLT 102 - Quality Assurance and Quality Control  (*)

1 credit hour    
SOC 111 - Introduction to Sociology   3 credit hours     


Term 4 (Fall)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
MLT 202 - Clinical Microbiology  (*)
4 credit hours     
MLT 203 - Clinical Chemistry  (*)
4 credit hours     
MLT 204 - Clinical Immunology/Immunohematology  (*)
4 credit hours     
MLT 205 - Clinical Hematology  (*)
4 credit hours     


Term 5 (Spring)

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
MLT 206 - Advanced Clinical Chemistry  (*)
2 credit hours     
MLT 208 - Clinical Review  (*)
2 credit hours     
MLT 276 - Clinical Hematology Practicum  (*)
2 credit hours     
MLT 277 - Clinical Chemistry Practicum  (*)
2 credit hours     
MLT 278 - Clinical Microbiology Practicum  (*)
2 credit hours     
MLT 279 - Clinical Immunohematology Practicum  (*)
2 credit hours     


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