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Medical Laboratory Technician, A.A.S.

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Michelle Hill • (901) 333-5400

The Medical Laboratory Technician is an essential member of the health care team, providing laboratory tests used in the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of disease, and the  maintenance of health.

This program is designed to give students both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in a variety of laboratory procedures.  Students in the program spend the final six months of the second year rotating through clinical laboratories of area hospitals. During this period, the program calendar will differ from the academic calendar. Students accepted into the program must remain in sequence and complete all courses on schedule.

This Medical Laboratory Technician program is licensed by the State of Tennessee Department of Health Medical Laboratory Board - Facilities Health Related Boards and is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8850. Program graduates are eligible to take national certification examinations and make application for Tennessee licensure as medical laboratory technicians. Historically, the MLT graduates of this program pass the examination at a rate of greater than 70%.

The Medical Lab Technician clinical sites: Methodist University Hospital, American Esoteric Hospital, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Baptist Women’s Hospital, Regional One Healthcare and Methodist Health Care System.

Total Program Credits: 62

This program of study is designed as a terminal degree for a specific career field.

* Clinical assignment(s) may be scheduled at sites within 150 miles of campus. In some cases, the student may not rotate in the term that immediately follows completion of the didactic phase of training.

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