The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program is a 2-year NAACLS# approved program providing clinical didactical education in the field. Upon graduation, the student will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree, as well as eligibility to take the American Society or equivalent examination from another certifying agency. This examination certifies the applicant as a registered Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT (ASCP).
The MLT program has set the following goals:
- to provide the medical community with competent and educated medical laboratory technicians,
- to present state of the art medical laboratory experiences to the student during training,
- to provide students with strong background in the laboratory sciences,
- to meet and exceed medical laboratory technology education standards,
- to assist the medical laboratory community with continuing education requirements and needs, as requested
Course of Study:
In the 2-year program, you will learn entry-level skills in Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Pathogenic Microbiology including Parasitology, Immunohematology, Serology, Coagulation, and Urinalysis. You are also taught phlebotomy techniques, quality control and assurance techniques, basic laboratory mathematics and statistics, laboratory instrumentation, safety, and infection control. You will experience on the job training in several of the hospitals and medical centers in the area.
Advanced Placement for Registered Technologists/Technicians:
Registered Medical Laboratory Technologists/Technicians may be granted college credit, which will apply toward completion of the AAS degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. Interested individuals that fall into this category should contact the Program Director for additional information. At least 15 semester hours must be completed at North Arkansas College in addition to the credit granted. The AAS degree will be awarded upon completion of the full curriculum as specified in the North Arkansas College catalog.
Interested in applying?
Please read the admission information, Hepatitis B Vaccination information, technical standards, and cost information and then fill out and submit the following forms:
- Application for Admission
- Reference Form (2 reference forms are required for admission)
- Health Related Work Experience Form (if you have no health related work experience, write N/A on the form and turn it in)
**These forms must be received by the program deadline of May 1.
If you wish to transfer credits from another trade school, college, or university please use the transcript request form to request an official transcript be sent to Northark.