Medical Laboratory Science ATC

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    Dale Mabry
ATC.MED.LAB (44 Credit Hours) | Part of the Health and Medical Subject

The medical laboratory science advanced technical certificate is designed to prepare students for careers in clinical laboratories.

Laboratory training includes clinical chemistry, coagulation, hematology, immunohematology, immunology, medical microbiology, molecular diagnostics, and urinalysis. 

The knowledge and skills acquired in the laboratory will help develop reasoning and critical thinking skills.

This 16-month program involves didactic coursework in the classroom as well as laboratory training, followed by 22 weeks of clinical experience at an affiliated hospital laboratory site with an experienced medical laboratory scientist (MLS). Graduates are eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry exam.

The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). 5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720 Rosemont, IL  60018-5119; Phone: 773.714.8880; Fax: 773.714.8886; 

This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate.  It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.


The program is a post-Baccalaureate (4 + 1) Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) for Medical Laboratory Science. Applicants must have obtained a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university by the application deadline, including: 
• 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), OR 
• 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry), AND 
• 1 semester (1 quarter) of mathematics 

YEAR I – First Semester
MLS 2304 Hematology I and Body Fluids - 3 cr.
MLS 2460 Medical Microbiology I - 3 cr.
†MLS 2551 Immunohematology and Immunology - 4 cr.
MLS 2001L Laboratory Technique I - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Second Semester
MLS 2307 Hematology II and Hemostasis - 3 cr.
MLS 2465 Medical Microbiology II - 3 cr.
MLS 2624 Clinical Chemistry I and Urinalysis - 3 cr.
MLS 2002L Laboratory Technique II - 4 cr.

YEAR I – Third Semester
MLS 2003L Laboratory Technique III - 2 cr.
MLS 2192 Molecular Diagnostics - 2 cr.
†MLS 2625 Advanced Clinical Chemistry - 3 cr.
†MLS 2701 Principles of Laboratory Operations - 2 cr.
MLS 2834 Medical Laboratory Clinical I - 2 cr.

YEAR II – First Semester
MLS 2835 Medical Laboratory Clinical II - 5 cr.
MLS 2930 Medical Laboratory Seminar - 2 cr.

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Interest Session - October 28th

Interested in a career in a clinical laboratory? Join us on Friday, October, 28, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about this exciting field. 


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    If you already have a degree from an accredited institution and courses in microbiology, biological sciences, math and chemistry, join us to learn more about our Medical Lab Science Advanced Technical Certificate.  Contact Tripat Kaur at or 813.253.7244 for more information and the Teams link.

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