Medical Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum prepares individuals to perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and immunohematology that may be used in the maintenance of health and diagnosis/treatment of disease.

Coursework emphasizes mathematical and scientific concepts related to specimen collection, laboratory testing and procedures, quality assurance, and reporting/recording and interpreting findings involving tissues, blood, and body fluids.

Graduates may be eligible to take examinations given by the Board of Registry of Medical Technologists of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or the National Certifying Agency.  Employment opportunities include laboratories in hospitals, medical offices, industry, and research facilities.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree. This has been identified as a limited enrollment program and may involve certain deadlines. See an academic counselor for additional information. The appropriate coursework is listed below.

Visit the Medical Laboratory Technology Department Website.

View the Annual Admissions Bulletin for more information about the program.

Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Medical Laboratory Technology Degree (A45420)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Medical Laboratory Technology

Curriculum Code: A45420

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Clinic Credit
BIO 140 Environmental Biology 3 0 0 3
CHM 130 General, Organic and Biochemistry 3 0 0 3
CHM 130A General, Organic and Biochem Lab 0 2 0 1
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
MLT 110 Introduction to MLT 2 3 0 3
MLT 111 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 1 3 0 2
MLT 115 Laboratory Calculations 2 0 0 2
MLT 140 Introduction to Microbiology 2 3 0 3
14 13 0 19
SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4 2 0 5
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
MLT 120 Hematology/Hemostasis I 3 3 0 4
MLT 125 Immunohematology I 4 3 0 5
MLT 240 Special Clinical Microbiology 2 3 0 3
16 11 0 20
SUMMER SEMESTER (Full Session)
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3 0 0 3
3 0 0 3
SUMMER SEMESTER (1st Session)
MLT 130 Clinical Chemistry I 3 3 0 4
3 3 0 4
SUMMER SEMESTER (2nd Session)
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3
6 0 0 6
FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
MLT 259 MLT Practicum I 0 0 33 11
MLT 280 Special Practice Lab 0 3 0 1
0 3 33 12
SPRING SEMESTER (2nd Year)
MLT 217 Professional Issues 0 3 0 1
MLT 269 MLT Practicum II 0 0 33 11
0 3 33 12
Total Semester Hours: 76

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 160 Introduction to Film
ART 114 Art History Survey I HUM 211 Humanities I
ART 115 Art History Survey II HUM 212 Humanities II
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation MUS 110 Music Appreciation
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
DRA 211 Theatre History I MUS 210 History of Rock Music
DRA 212 Theatre History II MUS 213 Opera and Music Theatre
ENG 231 American Literature I PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
ENG 232 American Literature II PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
ENG 241 British Literature I REL 112 Western Religions
ENG 242 British Literature II REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
ENG 261 World Literature I REL 212 Intro to New Testament
ENG 262 World Literature II REL 221 Religion in America
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture


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