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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]

Program/Major Codes: AASMLT/MLT

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

Program Prerequisites

Students must have completed the following prerequisites before they may begin the application process. Time limits and higher minimum grades apply for some courses.*

REA 112  Critical Reading OR Compass reading assessment score of 90 or above 0-4
MAT 151  College Algebra [SUN# MAT 1151] **
CHM 151/151LB/151IN  General Chemistry I [SUN# CHM 1151] **
CHM 152/152LB/152IN  General Chemistry II [SUN# CHM 1152] **
BIO 201IN  Human Anatomy and Physiology I, and complete the BIO 156 prerequisite as needed [SUN# BIO 2201] **-4
BIO 202IN  Human Anatomy and Physiology II [SUN# BIO 2202] **
BIO 205IN  Microbiology [SUN# BIO 2205] **
Subtotal 0-8

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.***

Humanities and Social Science Requirement: complete a course from the Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Sciences categories. 3
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement   1-3
Subtotal 4-6

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 250 Biomedical Ethics 3
MLT 101 Phlebotomy for Medical Laboratory Technology 3
MLT 199 Introductory Co-op: Phlebotomy Laboratory Assisting 1
MLT 199WK Introductory Co-op Work: Phlebotomy Laboratory Assisting 1.25
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 Technician 1
MLT 299WK Advanced Co-op Work: Medical Laboratory Technician     8
Subtotal 42.25

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 201IN Human Anatomy and Physiology I [SUN# BIO 2201] 4
BIO 202IN Human Anatomy and Physiology II [SUN# BIO 2202] 4
BIO 205IN Microbiology [SUN# BIO 2205] 4
CHM 151/151LB
  or CHM 151IN
General Chemistry I [SUN# CHM 1151] 5
CHM 152/152LB
  or CHM 152IN
General Chemistry II [SUN# CHM 1152] 5
MAT 151 College Algebra [SUN# MAT 1151] 4
SPE 120 Business and Professional Communication 3
WRT 101 Writing I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
Subtotal 32
Total 78.25-88.25

* CHM 151/151LB/151IN and 152/152LB/152IN with a combined average grade of B or better within the last seven years; BIO 201IN and 202IN with a combined average grade of B or better within the last seven years. NOTE: The average may be met with a grade of C in one course and a grade of A in the other.  BIO 205IN with a grade of B or better.

** Credits counted in the Required Support Courses

*** Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Communication Requirement - SPE 120 and WRT 101; Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement - MAT 151 and BIO 201; Humanities and Social Science Requirement - BIO 250 fulfills 3 credits in the Leadership & Ethics category;  Special Requirement - BIO 250

Note:  For the following courses, one (1) course 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:  MLT 200, 211, 221, 231, 251, and 260.