Program Overview

Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) is a branch of medical science employing chemistry, physics, and biology in the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of diseases. The MLT program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Studies. This program encourages men and women with an interest in science to investigate this many-faceted career field.

Medical Lab Technicians perform a wide range of laboratory procedures to assist the physician in the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of disease processes. It is estimated that 75 percent of diagnoses are made based upon laboratory test results. Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology degree, you will be eligible to take a national certification examination.

Application Information

MLT applications will be accepted January 15 through April 15. MLT classes begin Summer I.  View the MLT Application.

You must be enrolled in MLT 2002 - Intro. To Medical Lab Technology in the spring semester that you apply to the MLT program.

For placement and participation in clinical activities you must successfully pass a criminal background check and a drug screen.

In accordance with National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) all MLT students must be provided a list of “Essential Functions,” a set of criteria utilized to determine whether an individual qualifies for admission to the program and is capable of performing in the classroom and laboratory with or without reasonable accommodations. Accommodations cannot be guaranteed in clinical facilities.

All courses required for the MLT Program must be completed with a “C” or better for continuation in or completion of the MLT Program.

Program Structure

The Program is designed to be a two-year course of study. The first year is devoted to acquiring prerequisite courses, many of which can be accomplished on-line. The second year of the Program consists  of classroom and on-campus laboratory activities followed by a semester of clinical facility rotations in area hospitals and clinics. 

Job Opportunities

You are prepared for entry-level employment in hospital, clinic and physician office labs. You can continue your education by obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree and advance further in your career to become a manager or lab director. Graduates of our program have gone into public health, industry, medical sales and teaching.

Medical Laboratory Technology (A.A.S.) (69 SSCH)

The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology is a 69 credit-hour program of study.

Because this is a specialized program, all courses required for the Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology are accepted in transfer at selected institutions. Consult your advisor regarding the articulation agreement between NPC and other institutions for further information.

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Program Goals

  • Students with a background in science and math who seek a service-oriented healthcare profession will be recruited in the program.
  • The program will offer an up-to-date curriculum that prepares students to enter the profession.
  • The faculty will stay current in their professional discipline and facilitate student learning.
  • The community of interest (clinical laboratory science facilities and practitioners) will provide input to the program, serve as clinical resources, and hire graduates who demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills.

The program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). NAACLS may be contacted at 5600 N. River Road Suite 720; Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, (773)714-8880,

MLT Program Outcomes
Year ASCP Board
Pass Rate
Graduation Rate Attrition Rate ASCP
Aggregate Score (400 passing)
6 Month
Placement Rate (clinical setting)
2022-2023 100% 100% 0 526 100%
2021-2022 83% 100% 0 480 100%
2020-2021 60% 100% 0% 438 90%
2019-2020 62% 75% 25% 421 89%


For program/track-specific information contact:

Program Director, Britt Turner
Email: Phone:(501) 760-4278

Clinical Coordinator, Jason Collie
Email: Phone:(501) 760-4273