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Medical Laboratory Technology, AAS


CIP 511009 (AMLT)

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) NAACLS can be reached at 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, phone (773) 714-8880; Fax (773) 714-8886; Email: naacls [at] mcs [dot] net (naacls[at]mcs[dot]net).

Admission Requirements

Transfer students: Courses from NAACLS-approved MLT-CLT programs and Military Laboratory Specialists programs will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Program Requirements

General Education Courses (25 credit hours)
3 Credits OR higher level CIS course *

* to satisfy graduation or transfer requirements BIO 2101 and BIO 2102 must have been taken within the last 10 years and CIS 1018 must have been taken within the last 6 years.

Total: 63 credit hours

MLT Graduation Requirements (additional)

  • Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) courses must be completed within five years of a student's graduation.
  • Please contact the MLT Program Director if you have questions about these academic requirements.

Graduation Requirements

  • All major, general education and other courses required for this degree must be completed with a "C" or better to meet 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.