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.
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