Medical Laboratory Technician Accelerated Degree Plan

Associate in Science

College Degree Requirements

Prescribed Technical Program42-43
General Education40-45
Total Degree Credits82-88


Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterCredits
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
MLS 101 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science 1 1
MLS 113 Urinalysis 1 1
MLS 115 Clinical Parasitology 1 1
Select one of the following: 3-4
Human Structure and Function 1,2  
Anatomy and Physiology I
and Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1,2
General Education Courses  
Communications I  
ENGL 110 College Composition I (Required) 3
Math , Science & Technology  
MATH 103 College Algebra ( or higher, except MATH 137 (Required)) 1 3-4
Math, Science & Technology  
Select one of the following pairs: 4-5
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Lab 1
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab 1
Spring Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
MLS 103 Phlebotomy 3
MLS 201 Immunology 1 4
MLS 225 Hematology 1 3
General Education Courses  
Math, Science & Technology  
BIOL 221
Anatomy and Physiology II
and Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1,2
CHEM 116
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab (Required) 1
MICR 202
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Lab (Required) 1
Summer Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirement  
MLS 205 Clinical Internship I 1 1
MLS 215 Clinical Internship II 1 2
MLS 235 Clinical Chemistry I 1 3
MLS 245 Clinical Microbiology I 1 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
MLS 236 Clinical Chemistry II 1 1
MLS 240 Immunohematology 1 3
MLS 246 Clinical Microbiology II 1 1
General Education Courses  
Arts & Humanities  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
Communications II  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Professional Writing (Recommended)  
College Composition II  
Communications III  
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Required) 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology (Recommended) 3
Spring Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
MLS 255 Clinical Internship III 1 12
General Education Courses  
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
General Education Matrix (Social & Behavioral Sciences courses) 3
Enrichment Course Matrix 2
 Total Credits82-88

The MLT program is highly selective and has a limited enrollment. Selection depends upon academic preparation as well as early date of application. Deadline for application is May 1.

An interview with the program officials is required prior to acceptance into the program. Purpose of the interview is to assist students in making the right career choice, and to design a curriculum plan that will afford him/her the greatest opportunity for success.

At the time of the interview, students who expect to continue on to a four-year degree are counseled to take the two-semester Anatomy and Physiology series, BIOL 220 and BIOL 221, whereas students who plan not to continue beyond the Associate degree are presented with a second option. They may take the BIOL 220 and BIOL 221 series or they may choose to enroll in the one semester MLS 100 - Human Structure and Function. This is a condensed course which focuses more specifically on the human anatomy and physiology directly related to diagnostic laboratory procedures. (For example, the special senses are not covered in MLS 100.) This option is attractive to students who do not plan to advance beyond the 2-year MLT curriculum and wish to carry a lighter course load.

Students who plan to pursue a four-year degree in Medical Lab Science may also choose to take CHEM 121 and CHEM 116 rather than the CHEM 115 and CHEM 116 series.

Diversity Requirement - 3 semester hours.  Course(s) used to fulfill a General Education requirement can be used to meet the Diversity requirement.  This can be satisfied with the Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences area.