Medical Laboratory Technician Deferred Degree

Associate in Science

College Degree Requirements

Total Degree Credits82-88
Plan of Study Grid
Semester ICredits
General Education Courses  
Arts & Humanities  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
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
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
General Education Matrix (Social & Behavioral Science courses) 3
Enrichment Course Matrix 1
Semester II
General Education Courses  
Arts & Humanities  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
Communications II  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Professional Writing (Recommended)  
College Composition II  
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
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology (Recommended) 3
Enrichment Course Matrix 1
Semester III
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 III  
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Required) 3
Math, Science & Technology  
CHEM 116
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab (Required) 1
Semester IV
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
MLS 103 Phlebotomy 1 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
General Education Courses  
Math, Science & Technology  
MICR 202
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Lab (Required) 1
Semester V
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
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
Semester VI
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
MLS 236 Clinical Chemistry II 1 1
MLS 240 Immunohematology 1 3
MLS 246 Clinical Microbiology II 1 1
MLS 255 Clinical Internship III 1 12
 Total Credits82-88

Students are required to earn a "C" or better in each course noted for successful completion of the program.


Students must complete MLS 100 or BIOL 220/BIOL 220L and BIOL 221/BIOL 221L.

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.

General Education & Diversity Course Matrix Requirements