Medical Laboratory Technician

MLT Application
Application opens February 1

The MLT (Medical Laboratory Technician) program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree from Calhoun Community College which prepares graduates for eligibility for National Certification Examination in Medical Laboratory Science.

MLA Certification NEW!

Introducing a new certification track for Spring Semester, 2018


For assistance in registering for the MLA course, please contact your advisor or:

Misty Greene
Allied Health Secretary
256.306.2786 or

MLT Accreditation

The Calhoun MLT program has been accredited by NAACLS since 2010.
NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
5600 N. River Rd.  Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119847.939.3597

WHAT IS A MLT (Medical Laboratory Technician)?

The medical laboratory professional is qualified by academic and applied science education to provide service and research in clinical laboratory science and related areas in rapidly changing and dynamic healthcare delivery systems.

MLT professionals perform, evaluate, correlate, and assure accuracy and validity of laboratory information; direct clinical lab resources and operations; and collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

MLT professionals practice independently and collaboratively; possess excellent oral communication skills to engage in consultative interactions with members of the healthcare team, customer service and patient education; and demonstrate ethical and moral attitudes and principles that are necessary for gaining and maintaining the confidence of patients, professional associates and the community.

The ability to relate to people, a capacity for calm and reasoned judgment, and a demonstration of commitment to the patient are essential qualities.

Contains current policies and procedures. Each new cohort will be given an updated Handbook.

MLT PROGRAM Outcome Measures 2017
Data tallied from the most recent past 4 years.


National Certification agencies accepted in the local area:

Admission Requirements

Minimum admission standards for Medical Laboratory Technology Program include:

  • Unconditional admission to the college
  • Good standing with college.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 on college work
  • Receipt of completed application for Medical Lab Technology Program by deadline listed on current application.
  • Meeting the essential functions required for MLT.
  • Completion of Math and Science with grades of C or higher

For More Information

Risa Grimme
Allied Health Dept. Chair

MLT & MLA Careers