Medical Laboratory Technician Program

Medical Laboratory Technician Program Details

Additional Program Details

Program Description

To develop in students the personal traits and professional skills required to perform as competent entry-level medical laboratory technicians. Students learn and practice the fundamentals of testing procedures on various body fluids, including urine, synovial fluid, cerebrospinal fluid and blood. They also learn to differentiate between normal and abnormal test results. Students learn and apply important safety concepts and practices, including OSHA standards, universal precautions, and personal protective equipment.

Program Requirements

How Long is the Program?

Program Length: Approximately 75 weeks (19 months)  

Curriculum:  What Classes Do I Need to Take to Become a Medical Laboratory Technician?

Here are just a few classes you will take during the Medical Laboratory Technician program:
  • Phlebotomy
  • Hematology
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Immunohematology and Blood Banking

Does the Program Provide National Certification Exam Preparation?

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology certification examination.

Where Can I Take a Medical Laboratory Technician Training Class Near Me?

Colorado



Program Outline
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
CMT 120 Medical Terminology 15 - - 1.0
BIO 102 Anatomy and Physiology 45 - - 3.0
BIO 103 Human Pathology 30 - - 2.0
CCM 100 Communications for Healthcare Professionals 45 - - 3.0
CHM 100 General Chemistry 45 - - 3.0
MLT 101 Introduction to Medical Lab 30 15 - 2.5
Semester I Total 210 15 - 14.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
BIO 104 Molecular Biology 45 - - 3.0
MLT 111 Instrumentation and Quality Control 15 30 - 2.0
MLT 121 Microbiology 15 75 - 3.5
MTH 200 Math for Medical Specialties 45 - - 3.0
PHL 105 Phlebotomy 15 60 - 3.0
Semester II Total 135 165 - 14.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
CLE 100 Medical Law and Ethics 15 - - 1.0
MLT 131 Hematology 30 60 - 4.0
MLT 141 Clinical Chemistry 30 15 - 2.5
MLT 151 Pathogenic and Parasitic Organisms 30 30 - 3.0
MLT 161 Immunology and Serology 30 30 - 3.0
Semester III Total 135 135 -

13.5

 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
CMS 101 Career Marketing Strategies 15 - - 1.0
MLT 171 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 30 30 - 3.0
MLT 181 Hemostasis and Specialty Testing 30 30 - 3.0
MLT 191 Molecular Diagnostics 30 - - 2.0
MLT 201 Immunohematology and Blood Banking 30 60 - 4.0
Semester IV Total 135 120 - 13.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
MLT 205 Medical Laboratory Review 30 60 - 4.0
MLT 210 Externship - - 400 8.5
Semester V Total 30 60 400 8.5
Program Totals 645 495 400 68.0
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