Admissions Materials - Medical Laboratory Sciences ATC

The Dale Mabry campus offers the Advanced Technology Certificate (ATC) for Medical Laboratory Science (MLS). This is a 16-month program comprised of 44 credits.

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

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 in Biology and/or Chemistry 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

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 in undergraduate coursework.

The ATI TEAS test is an admissions requirement. Applicants are ranked based on the highest combined Math and Science TEAS scores. The highest scores will be selected.
Download the TEAS Information PDF here:

The TEAS test is offered at HCC’s Testing Centers and other ATI approved locations. Additional information on the test can be found on their website https://www.atitesting.com/home.aspx

Applicants employed by certain local communities of interest will be given selection priority over other applicants. They must indicate their employer on the Health Sciences application, and an original, signed letter of recommendation from the immediate healthcare supervisor, on letterhead, must also be attached to the application to be eligible for selection priority admission based on employment. 

Application Deadline: May 15