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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.

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

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 108 or higher 0-4
BIO 201IN  Human Anatomy and Physiology I with a grade of B or better OR  [SUN# BIO 2201] OR BIO 201IH Human Anatomy, Physiology and Histology with a grade of B or better 4-5
BIO 205IN  Microbiology [SUN# BIO 2205] with a grade of B or better 4
Complete the BIO 156 prerequisite as needed 0-4
CHM 151IN  General Chemistry I [SUN# CHM 1151] with a grade of B or better 5
MAT 151  College Algebra [SUN# MAT 1151] 4
Subtotal 17-26

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.

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

A grade of C or better is required for graduation. Higher minimum grades may apply for some courses.

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 250 Biomedical Ethics 3
MLT 101IN** Phlebotomy for Medical Laboratory Technology 3
MLT 199 Introductory Co-op: Phlebotomy Laboratory Assisting 1
MLT 199WK Introductory Co-op Work: Phlebotomy Laboratory Assisting 1.75
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     11.5
Subtotal 46.25

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 202IN Human Anatomy and Physiology II [SUN# BIO 2202] 4

  or CHM 140IN

General Chemistry II [SUN# CHM 1152]
  or Fundamental Organic and Biochemistry [SUN# CHM 2230]
CMN 120 Business and Professional Communication 3
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
Subtotal 15
Total credits as displayed (not including preparatory coursework) 62.25-67.25
Total credits as displayed (including preparatory coursework) 82.25-89.25

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

** 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.

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 100IN, 199, 199WK, 200, 211, 221, 231, 251, 260, 299, and 299WK.