Associate of Applied Science - Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
The two-year Associate of Applied Science Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) degree, housed in the Advanced Technology Center in Mexico, Missouri, provides theoretical information and practical training to prepare a person to function competently in most areas of medical laboratories. MLT clinical courses may only be taken after students have successfully completed prerequisite courses.
The Medical Laboratory Technician courses include a theoretical component plus experience in clinical situations such as in hospital laboratories and private laboratories.
|First Semester - Fall
|Second Semester - Spring)
Must Apply to MLT Program
| HST105 or
|Third Semester - Fall
|Fourth Semester - Spring
|Second Summer Semester
|Total Hours for Degree||70|
*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.
**Physiology and Microbiology must be repeated if completed five years or more before the date of entry into the program.
^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).
Note: Fall and Spring semesters are 16 weeks in length; Summer semester is 8 weeks.
To successfully complete an MLT course, students must achieve a minimum score of 78% or "C" in both the didactic and clinical components.
Prior to clinical experience, a physical examination, current drug test, program-required inoculations, and a TB test are required. Students are responsible for the cost of these as well as the cost of background checks.
A significant portion of the MLT program involves experience in affiliate laboratories. Students are expected to provide their own transportation to clinical sites. Affiliate laboratories are located throughout Central and Northeast Missouri.