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Medical Laboratory Technician, AS (MLT)

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This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Fort Lauderdale Campus, Orlando Campus

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technician educates and prepares students to function effectively and collaboratively as a member of a medical laboratory team.  The program provides exposure to various laboratory tests in accordance with nationally standardized laboratory practices as defined within the scope of the profession.

Program Goals

The program’s mission is further defined in the following goals:

  • Students will acquire the knowledge and skill development to competently perform standardized laboratory test procedures;
  • Students will acquire critical thinking and problem-solving skills to effectively practice in the profession;
  • Students will model behaviors of professionalism in the pursuit of excellence;
  • Students will possess the necessary breadth of knowledge and skills for obtaining entry-level employment as a professional medical laboratory technician.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Background check and drug screen;
  • General education courses must be completed with a grade average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.

MLT Student Handbook

MLT Clinical Practicum Sites

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technician, students must earn 63.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Lower Division Courses

Medical Laboratory Technician Major Courses (37.0 credit hours)
* Clinical Chemistry I 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Chemistry II 3.0 credit hours
* Clinical Practicum Part I 3.5 credit hours
Clinical Practicum Part II 3.5 credit hours
Urinalysis 3.0 credit hours
* Hematology I 3.0 credit hours
Hematology II 3.0 credit hours
* Microbiology I 3.0 credit hours
Microbiology II 3.0 credit hours
Serology/Immunology 3.0 credit hours
Immunohematology I 3.0 credit hours
Immunohematology II 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)
American History Pre 1876 3.0 credit hours
American History Since 1876 3.0 credit hours
Strategies for Success 3.0 credit hours
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Sociology 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3.0 credit hours)
Speech 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
English (3.0 credit hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
English Literature 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
Intermediate Algebra 3.0 credit hours
College Mathematics 3.0 credit hours
Applications of Mathematics 3.0 credit hours
Statistics 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (8.0 credit hours)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0 credit hours
Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0 credit hours

* Must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher before students are enrolled in the "II" portion of the subjects.

Note: Medical Laboratory Technician graduates who wish to seek certification other than the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification MLT level may need to complete additional courses.

Program Outcomes

  • Click Here to review MLT programmatic outcomes.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • The student will demonstrate professionalism required for an entry-level position as a medical laboratory technician;
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to perform laboratory tests according to standardized laboratory practices and procedures;
  • The student will be able to identify appropriate specimens for testing and determine if results are appropriate for the patient;
  • The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the laboratory setting as a medical laboratory technician.


Keiser University’s Medical Laboratory Technician programs,  Fort Lauderdale and Orlando Campuses are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018, 773-714-8880. E-Mail:  [email protected], Website:

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