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Medical Clinical Laboratory Technician - ATD H170600


Meeting Times
Estimated Cost
Day / Evening
01/09/2023M 8am-1pm; T-F 8am-2pm

Course Info


16 Months (1515 Clock Hours)

Monday 8 am-1 pm; Tuesday-Friday 8 am-2 pm
(Summer schedule) Monday- Thursday 8 am - 2:45 pm 

This program is fully accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Medical Clinical Laboratory Technician Standards:

  • Possess a standard U.S. high school diploma or GED from a school accredited by an approved accrediting association
  • CASAS (Reading and Math) Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Scores: 249 in Reading, 631 Language and  241 in Math OR meet TABE exemption (Refer to Admissions and Testing) 

Program Requirements 

  • Physical examination/immunizations
  • Criminal background check 
  • Random drug screenings


Students entering all health programs with a clinical study requirement must submit to a criminal background check and random drug screenings at their own expense.

If problems arise with the results of either the criminal background check or the drug screening, students will not be permitted to attend the clinical portion of the program which then results in program non-completion. 

A history of felony convictions or substance abuse may adversely affect your ability to gain employment or take licensing exams in the medical professions. We encourage you to consider your personal history when making appropriate career choices.

This program is accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314N, Falls Church, VA 22043.

2020-2021 Curriculum Framework

Program Description
The Medical Clinical Laboratory Technician Program is an Applied Technology Diploma program which guarantees transfer of 40 credit hours statewide to any community or junior college offering the Medical Laboratory Technology A.S. degree program.  Students are part of a comprehensive competency based/individualized type of instruction. Students are prepared to become capable laboratory technicians who work in many areas of the medical laboratory including chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, urinalysis and blood bank. The program includes an internship in an approved laboratory facility.

Book and Supply Information  
For the most current list of books and supplies, please contact the Student Services Office, Financial Aid Office or our Bookstore. 

Employment/Career Opportunities
Graduates are qualified to take the MLT certification exam administered by the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), the American Medical Technologists (AMT), or ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology).

Graduates with an associate's or bachelor's degree from an approved accredited institution may take the MT exam administered by the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB).

Students have a number of career choices including hospitals, private laboratories, clinics, doctor’s offices, public health laboratories, and research laboratories.

Salaries for graduates range from $19.00 -$28.00 per hour.
Source:  Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics

Frequently Asked Questions

What are a medical clinical lab technician's responsibilities?

Medical clinical laboratory technicians perform laboratory tests in the areas of Chemistry, Microbiology, Hematology, Blood Bank, Urinalysis, and Immunology. These tests check the makeup of blood, urine, tissues and other body fluids for indications and signs of disease to aid the physician in diagnosis and treatment.

What medical science courses are included in the curriculum?

Coursework includes Phlebotomy, Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Blood Bank, Urinalysis, Immunology and Parasitology and an internship in an approved laboratory facility.

Is there much homework involved?
The program moves very quickly. There are reading assignments every night and quizzes almost every day.

Is there math computation involved in the medical lab technician program?
There is a considerable amount of math required in Chemistry. Problems are usually of the equation type and are practiced throughout the Chemistry course in order to give students time to understand and become proficient with these problems.

What type of person would enjoy working as a medical clinical lab technician?
Medical clinical lab technicians are problem solvers and like challenge and responsibility. They are accurate in task performance, reliable, work well under pressure and stress, and are able to finish a task and communicate well. They set high standards for themselves and expect quality in the work they do.

What are the licensure requirements for this program?
The program instructor provides students with information about the application process for the certification exam including the websites used to complete this process. Students choose one out of the three certification agencies (AMT, AAB, or ASCP).

Refer to the following websites for specific requirements for exam eligibility: American Medical Technologists (AMT) American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)  American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB)

Once students have passed the exam, they are certified and eligible to apply to the State of Florida for their license.  Refer to the following website for licensure requirements: 

Where have graduates found employment?
Graduates have been employed by Quest Diagnostics, BayCare Hospitals,HCA Hospitals, LabCorp, OneBlood Services, Tampa General Hospital, Advent Health, Bond Clinic, Watson Clinic, American Clinical Solutions, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, and various doctors' offices and private laboratories.

Is job placement available upon graduation? 
Advisory committee representatives and teachers provide students with guidance and recommendations.

For questions regarding the program please contact:  

Council on Occupational Education

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