2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Apr 13, 2024  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Technician (A.A.S.)

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A.A.S. Degree: 73 Hours

Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree designed to prepare individuals for clinical laboratory employment. A medical laboratory technician performs a wide variety of medical laboratory tests on blood, urine and other bodily fluids that assist physicians in making diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. In addition to employment in hospital and clinical laboratories, graduates can pursue positions in research, blood centers, medical equipment sales and technical support. The program will include clinical experience in area medical facilities along with the classroom and laboratory education provided on campus.

The job opportunities for MLTs are excellent, both nationally and locally, as the number of job openings currently exceeds the number of qualified job seekers. The program will begin in June with an application deadline of February 15. Contact the Allied Health office or visit the website otc.edu/alliedhealth for an application packet. National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Road Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880.

Pre-Admission Requirements - 34 Credit Hours


As required by Missouri law, all degree programs must include instruction in both the U.S. and the Missouri State Constitution. This can be satisfied by either PLS 101  or HST 120 .

1BCS 145  and BCS 146  may be substituted for BCS 165  and BCS 205 . 2MLT 100  and PLB 100  offered in the Spring only and requires MLT faculty permission.

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