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Medical Lab Technician, Associate in Science

To prepare, inspire and motivate a diverse community of learners to enter the field of laboratory medicine with the tools and knowledge necessary to contribute positively to health care. The program will graduate students who are competent, entry level medical laboratory technicians capable of performing routine clinical laboratory testing in all major areas of the laboratory. In keeping with the Mission of Middlesex Community College, we encourage our students to develop strong critical thinking skills, lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning, and instill the importance of becoming a vital part of their community.

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Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Technician program will:

  • Demonstrate the entry level competencies necessary to perform routine clinical laboratory tests in all areas of the laboratory.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be responsible for information processing, training, and quality control monitoring wherever clinical laboratory testing is performed.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply safety and governmental regulations to maintain compliance in the laboratory.
  • Demonstrate awareness of their responsibility to the profession and the community it serves.
  • Understand the need to participate in continuing education activities to remain current with changes in the health care profession, laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning.

Program Goals:

Students will...

  • be able to perform routine laboratory procedures encompassing all major areas of the clinical laboratory including hematology, chemistry, immunology, serology, microbiology, urinalysis and transfusion services at the career entry level.
  • be able to procure laboratory test samples in an efficient and timely manner.
  • be able to produce accurate laboratory test results within acceptable limits of quality control.
  • be able to correlate laboratory findings to common disease processes.
  • comply with safety procedures and ethical standards of practice.
  • be accountable and professional when interacting with patients, fellow employees, and other health care providers and the public.
  • be prepared to sit for the Board of Certification exam for Medical Laboratory Technician offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Click here for the full list of Program Goals.

The Accreditation Standards for Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
programs may be found using the following link:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018




Last Modified: 7/27/18