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Medical Laboratory Technology Associate Degree Program

Program Overview

Learn how to use basic and specialized Medical Laboratory Technology to provide precise lab results requested by physicians to diagnose, treat, and monitor disease. The curriculum combines academic courses with clinical experience in hematology, coagulation, microbiology, immunohematology, chemistry, parasitology, immunology, and urinalysis.

Career Possibilities

  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Biological Technician


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Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) prepares students as entry-level medical laboratory technicians.  Medical laboratory technicians use basic and specialized laboratory skills, computer technology and knowledge of the human body to provide accurate and precise laboratory results requested by the physician to help diagnose, treat, and monitor disease. Medical laboratory technicians must also demonstrate ethical and moral attitudes and principles. An attitude of respect for the patient and confidentiality of the patient's record and diagnoses must be maintained at all times.

The MLT curriculum offers courses in basic sciences (biology, chemistry, anatomy & physiology), mathematics, social sciences, and the humanities as well as both didactic (including student laboratories) and clinical experience courses in the areas of hematology, coagulation, microbiology, immunohematology, chemistry, parasitology, immunology, and urinalysis. 

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for a national certification examination, passage of which is required for state licensure. The certification of choice for most employers is through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification.  Completion of the MLT Program is not contingent upon passage of any external certification examination.

Program Cost (Tuition and Fees)
Laboratory Fees

Accreditation Status

The Medical Laboratory Technology program at New England Institute of Technology is accredited the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS),

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(847) 939-3597
(773) 714-8886 (FAX)

Three years consecutive results of graduate certification rates demonstrating an average of at least 75%** pass rate on the ASCP-BOC examinations, for those who take the exam within the first year of graduation as calculated by the most recent three year period.

July 2015-June 2016          100%
July 2016-June 2017           75%
July 2017-June 2018           75%

Three years consecutive results of graduation rates demonstrating an average of at least 70%** of students who have begun the final half of the program go on to successfully graduate from the program as calculated by the most recent three year period.

July 2015-June 2016         100%    
July 2016-June 2017           80%   
July 2017-June 2018           75%

Three years consecutive results of graduate placement rates demonstrating that an average of at least 70%** of respondent graduates either find employment in the field or a closely related field (for those who seek employment) or continue their education within one year of graduation as calculated by the most recent three year period.    

July 2015-June 2016          100%   
July 2016-June 2017          100%
July 2017-June 2018            83%


Associate in Science Degree

Program Mission
The mission of the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program is to provide quality didactic and clinical instruction.  The curriculum will include a combination of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains to prepare graduates to be competent entry-level Medical Laboratory Technicians. 

Program Goals
The goals of the New England Institute of Technology’s MLT program are to:

  1. Provide students with the highest quality academic and clinical education in the field of Medical Laboratory Technology.
  2. Provide students with the appropriate technical skills needed to accurately perform laboratory test procedures in an efficient manner.
  3. Provide a quality program that reflects continuing assessment, evaluation, and revision.
  4. Prepare students for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists’ (ASCP) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) certification exam, employment in a clinical laboratory, and/or further education.
  5. Develop an understanding of the importance of the professional role of a Medical Laboratory Technician in the clinical laboratory.

Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the MLT program, the student will graduate with an Associate of Science Degree. Graduation from the program is not contingent upon student performance on the national certification examination. The graduate may also advance in the field to become a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) by pursuing additional education and technical experience.

Upon completion of the Medical Laboratory Technology Program, the graduate is prepared to:

  1. Collect, process and preserve blood and other body fluid samples.
  2. Perform and report the results of clinical laboratory tests
  3. Operate laboratory equipment and instruments, performing preventive and corrective maintenance as required.
  4. Identify pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical variables that affect procedures, instruments and results, and take appropriate corrective action.
  5. Monitor and evaluate quality control in the laboratory.
  6. Practice laboratory safety and regulatory compliance.
  7. Perform information processing functions in the clinical laboratory.
  8. Correlate and apply laboratory results to diagnosis of clinical conditions and/or diseases.
  9. Communicate with colleagues and patients in a professional manner.
  10. Model professional behaviors, ethics, and appearance.
  11. Work effectively as a team member within the laboratory and with other healthcare professionals recognizing the comprehensive impact this has on health care.

Associate in Science Degree

  • MLT 110 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology
  • MLT 120 Urinalysis and Body Fluids
  • MLT 121 Immunology
  • MLO 130 Hematology I Online
  • MLL 130 Hematology I Lab
  • MLO 131 Medical Microbiology I Online
  • MLL 131 Medical Microbiology I Lab
  • MLO 132 Clinical Chemistry I Online
  • MLL 132 Clinical Chemistry I Lab
  • MLO 240 Hematology II Online
  • MLL 240 Hematology II Lab
  • MLO 241 Medical Microbiology II Online
  • MLL 241 Medical Microbiology II Lab
  • MLO 242 Clinical Chemistry II Online​
  • MLL 242 Clinical Chemistry II Lab
  • MLT 250 Immunohematology
  • MLT 252 Clinical Practicum I (5 weeks)
  • MLT 260 Medical Laboratory Technology Seminar
  • MLT 262 Clinical Practicum II
  • BIO 100 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 101 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
  • BIO 120 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIO 121 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
  • CHM 101 Life Science Chemistry
  • EN 100 Introduction to College Writing
  • EN 110 Healthcare Communications
  • MA 109 Math for Life Science