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2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Technician AAS

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Program Description

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

  1. 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.
  2. Applications for admission to the MLT program must be completed online at tulsacc.edu/healthscienceapply by June 1.  For more information, contact the Department of Allied Health office at (918) 595-7002.
  3. 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:
    1. Science and Math GPA
    2. Overall GPA
    3. Interview with Program Director and Clinical Coordinator

Contact Information
Program Director
Andrew England
Additional Information Available

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Perform a full range of 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, respond, and relay information to the appropriate health care 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 health care
  • Pass the ASCP-BOC certification examination.
  • Be employed within 6 months of graduation.


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Student Organizations

Future Medical Technologists Club.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study on the Medical Laboratory Technician Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 28

(Students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution are advised that there may be additional general education courses required for a baccalaureate degree. Students should consult the catalog of the specific college/university to which they plan to transfer.)

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 41

Total Credit Hours: 69

** Courses must be completed with a “C” or better.

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