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Medical Laboratory Technician

Associate of Applied Science

Prepare for a career in medical laboratory technology through classroom study and supervised clinical experience.  Learn about blood, analysis of body fluids, bacteriology, parasitology, clinical chemistry and other aspects of medical laboratory technology.  

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. [more]

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Work in the clinical laboratory of a hospital, clinic, reference laboratory, blood bank, coroner's office or in biomedical research.

Academic Options:  While this degree was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs.  See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements 2018-2019

Preparatory Coursework

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

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

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

 General education requirements are fulfilled by core or support courses.*


Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation. Only one (1) of the courses in this section may be repeated one (1) 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
MLT 199 Introductory Co-op: Phlebotomy Lab
MLT 199WK Introductory Co-op Work: Phlebotomy Lab
MLT 200 Urinalysis/Body Fluids      3
MLT 211 Hematology 5
MLT 221 Clinical Chemistry 4
MLT 231 Immunohematology/Immunology 5
MLT 251 Clinical Microbiology 5
MLT 260 Parasitology/Immunology/Serology 3
MLT 299 Advanced Co-op: Medical Laboratory
MLT 299WK Advanced Co-op Work: Medical Laboratory
Subtotal 46

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
ANT 210
 or GEO 103
 or PSY 132
Cultural Anthropology
  Cultural Geography
  Psychology and Culture
BIO 205IN Microbiology [SUN# BIO 2202] with a
grade of B or better within the last eight years
PHI 123
 or SPA 101
Philosophical Foundations of Science
  Elementary Spanish I [SUN# SPA 1101]
PHI 130
 or PSY 218
 or PSY/SOC 215
Introductory Studies in Ethics and Social Philosophy
  Health Psychology
  Human Sexuality
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
Subtotal 17-18
Total  (not including preparatory coursework) 63-64
Total  (including preparatory coursework) 71-80

Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Communication Requirement - WRT 101; Arts and Humanities - PHI 123 or SPA 101HC; Social and Behavioral Science Requirement - PHI 130, PSY 218, or PSY/SOC 215; Mathematics and Science - BIO 205IN and the Math Preparatory Coursework; Other Requirement - ANT 210, GEO 103 or PSY 132;  Special Requirement -  ANT 210, GEO 103 or PSY 132.

** 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.