Dec 02, 2022  
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog 
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Technology - A.A.S.

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Students who begin the program in Summer 2018 will follow the 2018-2019 Academic Catalog. Please, see the program director for more information. A version of the program changes for 2018-2019 can be found in the Catalog addendum. 

This program is designed to provide general education, sciences, and medical laboratory education courses necessary for career-entry preparation. Medical Laboratory Technicians perform laboratory tests used to diagnose, monitor and treat patients. 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. The 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 2.2 or higher. In order to be eligible for admission into the MLT program, students must successfully complete, with a grade of "C" or higher, all the required 16 hours of general education courses, MLT 100, BIOL 2020, BIOL 2230 (or CHEM 1030 or higher), and at least one of the four elective options listed below. 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 the main campus in Gallatin, TN.  For more information refer to the Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science Degrees  section in the catalog.

Program accreditation has been granted through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS, 5600 N River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018 (847) 939-3597).

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at

General Education Requirements - Credits (16)


Choose three courses from the following:

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (Other than PSYC 1030)  Credits: (3)

Total Degree Requirements Credits: (67)

Computer Literacy Requirement

See for Computer Literacy Requirements

Career and Salary Information

The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed 

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary
Medical Laboratory Technician $25,290 $34,830


Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule.  Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)

  • Elective (Choose from list above)  Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (17)

  • Elective (Choose from list above)  Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)

First Year - Summer Semester - Credits (9)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (12)

  • Elective (Choose from list above)  Credits: (3)

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