Anticpated Start Date Meeting Times Cost Details Spring 2023 M 8am-1pm; T-F 8am-2pm$5,819
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 the 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
- 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 profession. 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. http://www.abhes.org
The Medical Clinical Laboratory Technician Program is an Applied Technology Diploma program which guarantees the 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.
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
Refer to the following websites for specific requirements for exam eligibility: American Medical Technologists (AMT) www.americanmedtech.org. American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) www.ascp.org. American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) www.AAB.org.
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: www.floridasclinicallabs.gov
For questions regarding the program, please contact: Farah.Remarais@hcps.net