Associate of Applied Science – Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

The Missouri Health Professions Consortium (MHPC) MLT Program curriculum includes on-campus or virtual classroom instruction, on-campus laboratory instruction, and an off-campus clinical rotation component encompassing the areas of Hematology and Coagulation, Clinical Microbiology, Parasitology, Mycology and Virology, Immunohematology, Clinical Chemistry, and Urinalysis, Immunology and Phlebotomy.

The classroom lecture component is taught by MACC and Three Rivers College faculty and is broadcast to the MLT students located at East Central College, Mineral Area College, MACC, North Central Missouri College, Three Rivers College, and State Fair Community College campuses using video teleconferencing software or online learning management system technology.

In addition, all MLT students will be required to travel to the MACC Mexico Campus at designated times during the fall, spring, and summer semesters to participate in “centralized lab” sessions that bring the students from all campuses together for group lab activities and testing. Any required lodging will be at the student’s expense.

 (See admission information below the academic map.)

 *Required Pre-Entry Courses (Prior to entering the
program, students must complete the following
courses and meet the required grade point average):
 BIO205{tip {snippet bio205}}Human Anatomy{/tip}4 BIO205
 BIO209^{tip {snippet bio209}}Physiology{/tip}4 BIO209
 Directed Electives**4 Directed Electives
HST105 or
HST106 or
{tip {snippet hst105}}American History to 1865{/tip} or
{tip {snippet hst106}}American History from 1865{/tip} or
{tip {snippet psc105}}Introduction to American Government{/tip}
3 HST105 or
 HST106 or
 LAL101 ^{tip {snippet lal101}}Composition I{/tip}3 LAL101
 MTH140 or higher ^{tip {snippet mth140}}Precalculus Algebra{/tip} or higher3 MTH140 or higher
 PHY120 ^{tip {snippet phy120}}Foundations of Chemistry I{/tip}4 PHY120
 Fall: Professional Coursework  
 MLT150 {tip {snippet mlt150}}Introduction to Laboratory Science Methods{/tip}2 
 MLT210 {tip {snippet mlt210}}Immunology{/tip}3 
 MLT250 {tip {snippet mlt250}}Hematology and Coagulation{/tip}5 
 MLT260 {tip {snippet mlt260}}Phlebotomy{/tip}2 
 MLT291 {tip {snippet mlt291}}Hematology and Coagulation Practicum{/tip}2 
 Spring: Professional Coursework
 MLT270 {tip {snippet mlt270}}Immunohematology{/tip}5 
 MLT280 {tip {snippet mlt280}}Clinical Microbiology{/tip}4 
 MLT290 {tip {snippet mlt290}}Parasitology, Mycology, Virology{/tip}1 
 MLT293 {tip {snippet mlt293}}Clinical Microbiology Practicum{/tip}2 
 MLT294 {tip {snippet mlt294}}Immunohematology Practicum{/tip}2 
 Summer: Professional Coursework
 MLT220 {tip {snippet mlt220}}Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis{/tip}5 
 MLT292 {tip {snippet mlt292}}Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis Practicum{/tip}2 
 Minimum Required Hours for Degree60 

*Required Pre-Entry Courses (Prior to beginning the MLT Program in August, students must successfully complete the required general education courses with a “C” or better and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher in the required general education coursework.)

**Directed Electives:
     A minimum of 4 credit hours chosen from any combination of AA elective courses.

***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.

To successfully complete MLT Professional Coursework, students must achieve a minimum score of 78% or “C” in both the didactic and clinical components.

^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).


Additional Graduation Requirement
Missouri law, included in Senate Bill 807, requires every college student pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at a public institution to pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination with at least a 70 percent to graduate. The rule will apply to the incoming class of first-time college students in the fall of 2019 and all students thereafter.

This academic map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between MACC and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to meet the academic objectives of the college. MACC specifically reserves the right to modify, delete, or add to any academic map at any time within the student’s period of study at the college.