This program prepares the student to perform diagnostic laboratory tests and related duties in a medical laboratory with the supervision of a medical technologist. The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Upon successful completion of the program, students may sit for the National Registry sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Pathology.
Many courses within this degree program may transfer to baccalaureate colleges and universities. Transfer credit varies among colleges. Students should consult the catalog of the specific college/university to which they plan to transfer to select courses that will meet requirements for both the associate and baccalaureate degree programs.
Admission to the Program
Program Application Instructions
- All prospective Medical Laboratory Technician students who have not been enrolled at TCC within the past year must complete an application for admission to the College and submit their high school transcript, ACT scores and previous college transcripts to the Metro Campus Student Completion Services office at 909 South Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for admission into the Medical Laboratory Technician program. Admission to Tulsa Community College does not guarantee admission into the Medical Laboratory Technician program.
- Applications for admission to the MLT program must be completed online at tulsacc.edu/ApplyAlliedHealth by May 15. For more information, contact the Department of Allied Health office at (918) 595-7002.
- Eligible applicants to be interviewed for consideration into the Medical Laboratory Technician program will be notified by email to their TCC email address. All interviewed applicants will be notified regarding their selection status.
Program Admission Requirements
- Completion of all prerequisite coursework
- Minimum overall GPA of 2.0
- Minimum Science and Math GPA of 2.4
- An extensive criminal background check, including but not limited to, a seven-year county of residence nationwide criminal history check, national sexual predator screening, Social Security check, and Medicare/Medicaid fraud screening is required by all clinical affiliates. All Allied Health students participating in clinicals are required to complete these background checks, immunizations and a drug screening test by the Department of Allied Health office deadline prior to the first clinical rotation. Any positive findings may be subject to review by the clinical affiliates and could prevent the student from completing clinical requirements.
- Applicants will be ranked for program admission according to the following criteria:
- Science and Math GPA
- Overall GPA
- Interview with Program Director and Clinical Coordinator
English Language Proficiency
An official iBT® TOEFL (internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language) test score or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Band score is required as proof of English proficiency for any International student for whom English is a second language who is applying to any Tulsa Community College health sciences program. Students who have graduated from a U.S. high school will not be required to take the iBT Toefl or IELTS tests. Your scores must be current within 2 years of the semester for which you are applying.
For health sciences students, the minimum sub-scores on the internet based TOEFL (iBT®) are 21 for Writing; 24 for Speaking; 20 for Reading; and 20 for Listening, with a total minimum score of 85.
For students choosing the IELTS test, acceptable scores include: 6.5 for Reading; 6.5 for listening; 7.5 for Speaking; and 6 for Writing, for a total IELTS Bans score of 6.5. These required minimum scores must be met for each of the four sub-tests on a single exam. A total score that does not meet the sub-score minimums does not meet the requirement. Exceptions to this policy may be considered on an individual basis.
Students must go to www.ets.org/toefl to find a TOEFL iBT testing site, register and pay for the test. Students may go to www.ielts.org/us to find an IELTS testing center and register and pay for the test. Both tests cost approximately $190. Students are highly encouraged to take practice tests to prepare for these important tests. Your official scores, including ALL Sub-scores, must be sent directly to the TCC Registrar’s Office.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:
- Perform a full range for testing in the contemporary medical laboratory encompassing pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical components of laboratory services.
- Perform routine clinical laboratory tests with accuracy and precision in a lab setting.
- Perform advanced laboratory procedures in a clinical setting.
- Exhibit professional conduct in an educational and clinical setting.
- Interpret and relay information to the appropriate healthcare member, patient, or public.
- Apply principles of safety and regulatory compliance in the laboratory.
- Recognize the role of continuous professional development in maintaining certification and the assurance of quality healthcare.
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View a semester-by-semester course plan of study on the Medical Laboratory Technician Degree Map.