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Medical Laboratory Technician

Associate of Applied Science

Behind the scenes, medical laboratory techs are responsible for analyzing blood, tissue and other biological samples for disease and abnormalities. At Pima, prepare for a career in medical laboratory technology through classroom study and supervised clinical experience.  

Limited Admissions Program: Students must meet the preparatory coursework and any other prerequisites and apply to the program. Depending on available spots, students may be placed on a waiting list before starting the program. See Program Admissions or an advisor for details.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Location

West Campus

Contact Information

Division of Education & Biomedical Programs
Dean: 520.206.5105
Program Director: 520.206.6835

Careers

Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Medical Laboratory Assistant $34,000

Academic Options

This program may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). See an advisor

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Preparatory Coursework

Students must have completed the following preparatory coursework before they may begin the application process.

Requirements Credits
REA 112HP Critical Reading for Health Professions OR REA 112  Critical Reading OR Accuplacer reading score of 92 or higher 0-4
BIO 201IH Human Anatomy, Physiology and Histology with a grade of B or better within the last eight years. 4
CHM 151IN  General Chemistry I [SUN# CHM 1151] with a grade of B or better 4
MAT 151 College Algebra [SUN# MAT 1151], or MAT 188 Precalculus, or placement into MAT 189 0-4
Subtotal 8-16

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

General Education Requirements Credits
Arts and Humanities 
 Recommend: PHI 123 or SPA 101
3-4
Social and Behavioral Sciences
   Recommend: PHI 130 or PSY/SOC 215 or PSY 218
3
Other Requirement
   Recommend: ANT 210, GEO 103, or PSY 132
3
Special Requirements
   Recommend: ANT 210, GEO 103, or PSY 132
Subtotal 9-10

 

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation. Only one of the courses in this section may be repeated one  time. If a course needs to be repeated, re-entry into the remaining courses will be based on space availability.

Course # Course Title Credits
MLT 100IN** Phlebotomy for Medical Laboratory
Technology
3
MLT 199 Introductory Co-op: Phlebotomy Lab
Assisting
1.5
MLT 199WK Introductory Co-op Work: Phlebotomy Lab
Assisting
1.5
MLT 240IN** Urinalysis/Body Fluids (formerly MLT 200) 3
MLT 275IN** Hematology formerly MLT 211) 5
MLT 285IN** Clinical Chemistry (formerly MLT 221) 4
MLT 230IN** Immunohematology/Immunology (formerly 231) 5
MLT 250IN** Clinical Microbiology (formerly MLT 251) 5
MLT 265IN** Parasitology and Immunology/Serology (formerly MLT 260) 3
MLT 299 Advanced Co-op: Medical Laboratory
Technician
6.5
MLT 299WK Advanced Co-op Work: Medical Laboratory
Technician    
7.5
Subtotal 45

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 205IN Microbiology [SUN# BIO 2202] with a
grade of B or better within the last eight years
4
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
Subtotal 8
Total  (not including preparatory coursework) 62-63
Total  (including preparatory coursework) 70-79

Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Communication Requirement - WRT 101; Mathematics and Science - BIO 205IN and the Math Preparatory Coursework.

** MLT 100IN is the integrated version of the combined lecture and lab courses.  MLT 100 and MLT 100LB combined are equivalent to MLT 100IN, and together may be substituted for MLT 100IN.

MLT 230IN is the integrated version of the combined lecture and lab courses.  MLT 230 and MLT 230LB combined are equivalent to MLT 230IN, and together may be substituted for MLT 230IN.

MLT 240IN is the integrated version of the combined lecture and lab courses.  MLT 240 and MLT 240LB combined are equivalent to MLT 240IN, and together may be substituted for MLT 240IN.

MLT 250IN is the integrated version of the combined lecture and lab courses.  MLT 250 and MLT 250LB combined are equivalent to MLT 250IN, and together may be substituted for MLT 250IN.

MLT 265IN is the integrated version of the combined lecture and lab courses.  MLT 265 and MLT 265LB combined are equivalent to MLT 265IN, and together may be substituted for MLT 265IN.

MLT 275IN is the integrated version of the combined lecture and lab courses.  MLT 275 and MLT 275LB combined are equivalent to MLT 275IN, and together may be substituted for MLT 275IN.

MLT 285IN is the integrated version of the combined lecture and lab courses.  MLT 285 and MLT 285LB combined are equivalent to MLT 285IN, and together may be substituted for MLT 285IN.


Medical Lab Tech Interest Program/Major Codes: AOA9ALA/9MLT
Medical Lab Tech Program/Major Codes: AASMLT/MLT1

www.pima.edu/medical-lab-aas

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