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2017-2018 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2017-2018 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate

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CIP 510802 (MLAC)

The Medical Laboratory Assistant certificate program is a pathway into Medical Laboratory technology. The program requires at least 120 hours of clinical internship experience. MLT 131, 142, and 241 are part of the MLT degree program.

The Medical laboratory Assistant certificate is an 8 credit certificate program in which students would graduate from ACC and get a Medical Laboratory Assistant certificate. The students would then be eligible to take a national certification exam - either AMT or ASCP.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • Complete Medical Laboratory Assistant Program Application
  • Personal interview with MLT Department Chair
  • College Placement Test is required for all MLT students (scores of 96 or higher in Reading and a 5 on the Essay OR 80 in Reading and a 6 on the Essay and MAT 050 or equivalent placement test scores.

Accuplacer scores can still be accepted if not older than three years. Minimum Accuplacer scores to be considered are 95 or higher on sentence and 45 or higher in Elementary Algebra 45+ or equivalent ACT/ SAT scores or appropriate prior college-level coursework)

  • Criminal Background Check (prior to registering for any MLT course.)

Program Requirements

Graduation Requirements

  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This
  • information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.
  • Please contact the MLT Department Chair if you have any questions about these academic requirements.

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