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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]

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.

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

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 2019-2020

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.

Arts and Humanities Requirement
   Recommend: PHI 123 or SPA 101
Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement
   Recommend: PHI 130 or PSY/SOC 215 or PSY 218
Other Requirement
   Recommend: ANT 210, GEO 103, or PSY 132
Special Requirements
   Recommend: ANT 210, GEO 103, or PSY 132
   The I, C, and G requirement should be fulfilled by courses in the above categories.
Subtotal 9-11


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 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
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
Subtotal 8
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; 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.