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Medical Laboratory Technology, 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.

Program Outcome Measures
Certification Exam Pass Rates
Year of Graduation Number of Graduates Taking Exam ASCP BOC Exam
Overall Pass Rate *
2021 7 86%
2022 4 75%
2023 6 83%
*Pass rates represent success within one-year of graduation.


Graduation and Attrition Rates
Year of Graduation Graduation Rate * Attrition Rate *
2021 73% 31%
2022 82% 17%
2023 89% 11%
*For those students entering the final half of the program.


Placement Rates and Careers
Year of Graduation Number of Graduates Placement Rate *
2021 11 100%
2022 9 100%
2023 8 100%
*For those who found employment (in the field or in a closely related field) and/or continued their education within one year of graduation.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Technology program will:

  • Demonstrate the entry level competencies necessary to perform routine clinical laboratory tests in all areas of the laboratory.
  • Assume responsibility for information processing, training, and quality control monitoring wherever clinical laboratory testing is performed.
  • Apply safety and governmental regulations to maintain compliance in the laboratory.
  • Employ effective communication skills with colleagues and other health care professionals.
  • Practice within the constraints of legal, moral, and ethical conduct.
  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for personal growth and professional development.

Program Goals

Students will...

  • be able to perform routine laboratory procedures encompassing all major areas of the clinical laboratory including hematology, chemistry, 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 recognize unexpected results and instrument malfunctions and take appropriate action.
  • be able to produce accurate laboratory test results within acceptable limits of quality control.
  • be able to correlate laboratory findings to common disease processes.
  • be able to demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • be able to communicate effectively and understand the need to consult with more experienced team members when necessary and to deliver test information to clinicians in a timely manner.
  • 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.
  • understand the importance of continuing education and professional awareness.
  • be prepared to sit for the Board of Certification exam for Medical Laboratory Technician offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
  • pass the certification exam as a first time applicant at an 80% pass rate.
  • find employment in their field at an 80% employment rate post-graduation of those seeking employment.

**Granting of the Associate of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology is not contingent upon passing any external certification or licensure examination.

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: 4/9/24