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2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook Archived Catalog

Medical Laboratory Technology (A.A.S.)

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The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program is designed to provide general education, natural science, and medical laboratory science education courses necessary for entry-level professional preparation.  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 on a limited and competitive basis.  In order to be eligible for admission into the MLT program, students must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale), must successfully complete all the required 16 hours of general education courses, complete each of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better—BIOL 2020 , BIOL 2230  (or CHEM 1010  or higher), MLAB 1301  —and complete one of the elective options listed below.  Once students are admitted, graduation from the program requires three consecutive semesters of intensive full-time study beginning in the fall semester of each year.  The MLT program classes do not necessarily follow the regular college calendar.  All MLT courses except clinical practicums are taught at the Smyrna campus. 

Program Accreditation
The Motlow State Community College MLT Program has applied for accreditation with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018 www.naacls.org (847) 939-3597).

Certificate to Operate
The Motlow State Community College MLT Program has applied for a certificate to operate with the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board in Nashville, Tennessee located at Metro Center Complex, 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37243.  (615) 532-3202

All students graduating with a degree from MSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP).  More information can be found at: http://www.mscc.edu/testing/exit-exam.aspx


Semester Hours Credit: 67*

*All MLT majors who are required to take Learning Support must also complete MSCC 1300 First-Year Experience 


FALL START ONLY - Recommended Full Time Schedule

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

GPS (Graduation Planning System), 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 GPS audit, which is accessible through MyMotlow.

Semester One - Fall (16 credit hours)

Semester Two - Spring (14 credit hours)

Semester Three - Fall (12 credit hours)

Semester Four - Spring (13 credit hours)

Semester Five - Summer (12 credit hours)

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