This program is designed to provide general education core, sciences, and clinical laboratory education courses necessary for career-entry preparation. Medical Laboratory Technicians perform laboratory tests used to diagnose and treat disease, and maintain health. Program graduates are eligible to take national certification examinations and make application for Tennessee Licensure as Medical Laboratory Technicians.
Admission to the program is limited and on a competitive basis. Application deadline is March 15 of each year. Class selection and notification is completed in April from applicants who complete all prerequisites by the end of the Spring Semester with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. In order to be eligible for admission into the MLT program, students must successfully complete, with a grade of "C" or better, all the required 16 hours of general education courses, MLT 100, BIOL 2020, BIOL 2230 (or CHEM 1030), and at least one non-Humanities elective. Once students are admitted to the program, three consecutive semesters of intensive full-time study beginning in May of each year are required for graduation. The MLT program classes do not necessarily follow the regular College calendar. All MLT courses except clinical practicums are taught at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN.
Program accreditation has been granted through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS, 5600 N River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018 www.naacls.org (847) 939-3597).