Is the Medical Laboratory Technician Program full-time?
Yes, it is a full-time, 61-credit program. For students with no prior College coursework, the Program is completed in 21 months. Five semesters include: Fall 1, Spring 1, Summer 1, Fall 2, and Spring 2. However, students may also complete this program on a part-time basis by taking fewer non- program (MLT) courses each semester while attending the College for additional semesters. Students who have been away from the educational environment for some time or who may need the opportunity to become acclimated to science courses are encouraged to go part-time. Students taking program (MLT) courses must complete them in the time frame and sequence listed in the Curriculum.
Can this program be completed in the evenings?
No, not at this time. All classes and internships are scheduled during the day.
Can I register online?
Yes, however, students must first meet with their advisor.
When does the program begin?
The program begins in September. However, prerequisite courses and general education courses may be completed in advance.
What is the length of the specialty clinical internship?
The three CLS Practicums take place 40 hours per week over 20 weeks for a total of 800 hours.
May I request a particular internship site?
Students are placed at a site by the Department Chair. Students may request a particular site; however, accommodation of the request may depend upon several factors including site availability.
Upon successful completion of the program, will I be eligible to take the national certification exam?
Yes, graduates of the program are eligible to take the CLT/MLT certification exam administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification.
Does the program provide job search assistance?
Students are directed toward web - sites specializing in job opportunities for Medical Laboratory Technicians by the Department Chair. Additional job search assistance, including resume writing, may be obtained in the Career Center at the Charlestown Campus
Note: Exceptional performance by the student during the Clinical Practicum, often lead to job offers.