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Program Overview

The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum is a two -year Associate of Applied Science degree program of study that prepares individuals to work in a medical laboratory. This program is designed to meet the standards and requirements for careers in clinical laboratory science. At career entry, the medical laboratory technician/clinical laboratory technician will be able to perform routine clinical laboratory tests (such as hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular, and or emerging diagnostics) as the primary analyst making specimen-oriented decisions on predetermined criteria. Upon successful completion of the technical program, the student will be eligible to take a national certification examination.

The Medical Laboratory program consists of two academic years and two summers. Courses in biological, chemical, and social sciences, mathematics, humanities, and fine arts provide foundation and support for the technical courses. The MLT courses combine theory and clinical learning experiences in a related sequence. The practicum is a twenty-week comprehensive learning experience in an affiliated hospital during which the student builds technical skills under direct supervision of the clinical instructor. It comprises the fourth semester and a summer session. Affiliated hospitals are University of MS Medical Center Grenada in Grenada, Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood, and Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale. Clinical assignments are at the discretion of the college.

The MDCC Medical Laboratory Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880. Graduates of the program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to write for national certification examinations.

Professional Licensure/Certification Requirements

MDCC's Medical Laboratory Technology program is a program that meets the educational requirements for a Medical Laboratory Technician and qualifies graduates to take a national certification examination. The MDCC Medical Laboratory Technology Program has not made a determination on whether the degree meets the state educational requirements for other US States, Territories, of the District of Columbia. Additional information regarding Medical Laboratory Technology certification can be found at

Our Medical Laboratory Technology Program is Noteworthy

The MDCC MLT Program is known for graduating highly competent laboratory professionals who also have an extraordinary success rate on national board examinations.

Accredited by National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences since 1982.

American Society of Clinical Laboratory Pathologists Board of Registry Exam for MLTs - Students graduating from MDCC's MLT Program frequently place in the top ten percent of the country.