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2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Technology AAS - Academic Plan

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The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Medical Laboratory Technology is designed to prepare qualified technicians to perform a variety of complex laboratory tests which play an important role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many diseases and in the promotion of health. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take national examinations to become certified Medical Laboratory Technicians.

As a certified MLT, employment is available in hospitals and clinics as well as veterinary, industrial and environmental laboratories in Colorado or in other states.

The MLT Program is delivered in an online/hybrid format and is available in a 1-year fast track option and 2-year traditional route. More than two years may be taken to complete the program. Students may begin general education classes at any time, according to published semester schedules. All MLT didactic courses are offered in a hybrid format. Student lab sessions meet on select Fridays from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm and on Saturdays 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Course Availability

Total Credits = 63

Required Courses - General Education Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
BIO 2101  - Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab: GT-SC1* 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
BIO 2102  - Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab: GT-SC1 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes

CHE 1011  - Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab OR

CHE 1111  - General College Chemistry with Lab*

5 No Yes Yes Yes
CIS 1018  - Introduction to PC Applications 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes

COM 1150  - Public Speaking* OR

COM 1250  - Interpersonal Communication

3 No Yes Yes Yes

ENG 1021  - English Composition GT-CO1 OR

ENG 1031  - Technical Writing GT-CO1*

3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
HPR 1040  - Comprehensive Medical Terminology 3 No Yes Yes Yes


Required Courses - Major Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
MLT 1031  - Hematology I 2 No Yes No No
MLT 1032  - Hematology II 4 Yes Yes No No
MLT 1041  - Immunohematology/Immunology 4 Yes No Yes No
MLT 1042  - Urinalysis 2 No No Yes No
MLT 1080  - Internship I/Blood Banking 1 Yes No No Yes
MLT 1082  - Internship II/Hematology, Coagulation & Urinalysis 5 Yes No No Yes
MLT 2031  - Clinical Microbiology 4 Yes Yes No No
MLT 2032  - Parasitology/Mycology 2 Yes Yes No No
MLT 2041  - Clinical Chemistry I 2 No No Yes No
MLT 2042  - Clinical Chemistry II 4 Yes No Yes No
MLT 2053  - Seminar/Comprehensive Exams 1 No No No Yes
MLT 2080  - Internship III/Clinical Chemistry 5 Yes No No Yes
MLT 2082  - Internship IV/Microbiology 2 Yes No No Yes


Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate entry-level Medical Laboratory Technology skills in the following clinical laboratory areas: Blood Bank, Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Microbiology, Urinalysis/Body Fluids and Laboratory Operations.
  • Display professional laboratory safety procedures.
  • Communicate and collaborate within a medical laboratory setting.

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time)


  • *This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
  • AAA 1001  – College 101: Student Experience is required for all new college students seeking degrees or transfer.
  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • Fast Track Program: The one-year Fast-Track program is available and recommended for students who have all General Education courses completed prior to enrolling in any MLT courses. Please speak to the program chair or an academic advisor for more information.
  • In order to meet program requirements, students registered for ENG 1021  or ENG 1031  must also register for ENG 0094  unless they can demonstrate otherwise meeting the ENG 0094  standard through assessment testing, prior college coursework, or recent High School coursework. See an Advisor for details.
  • Recommended courses may be listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office (advising@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5664) for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this degree.

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