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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S.

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Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Major: Medical Laboratory Technology

For more information, contact the Health Sciences division at 615-230-3330.

This program is designed to provide general education, natural science, and medical laboratory science education courses necessary for entry-level professional preparation in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT). Medical Laboratory Technicians perform laboratory tests used to diagnose, treat and monitor 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. In order to be eligible for admission into the MLT program, students must successfully complete all the required 16 hours of general education courses, MLAB 1301, BIOL 2020, BIOL 2230 (or CHEM 1030 or higher), and one of the elective options listed below with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher. Applications for the full-time program must be received by March 15th. Part-time program applications are due by October 15th.  All MLT in-person courses except clinical practicums are taught at the Gallatin campus in Gallatin, Tennessee.  The full-time recommended schedule is listed below and the part-time schedule is located on the Medical Laboratory website. For more information, refer to the Medical Laboratory website.

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 E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at

Program​ Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills for inquiry and analysis, assimilation of facts and knowledge, and problem-solving.

  2. Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, analyze, and evaluate clinical information relevant to their role as a Medical Laboratory Technician.

  3. Demonstrate entry-level technical competency in all skills necessary to fulfill their role as a Medical Laboratory Technician.

  4. Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication and mathematical reasoning.

  5. Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations of an entry-level Medical Laboratory Technician.

  6. Demonstrate the necessary knowledge to pass national certification examinations and meet the criteria for licensure established by the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board.

  7. Render professional and personal service to patients, physicians, other laboratory professionals, and the community.

CIP Code: (31) 51.1004.00    SOC Code: 29-2012

General Education Requirements - Credits (16)

Total Degree Requirements Credits: (67)

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)

First Year - Summer Semester - Credits (12)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (12)

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