Program Description

The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) curriculum is a career program in which the student earns the AAS degree. In addition to taking general core courses, certain liberal arts and science requirements, and specialized courses in medical laboratory technology, the student has a requirement to train in state-of-the-art hospital laboratories. Upon completion, students will to sit for the Medical Laboratory Technician exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Upon passing the exam graduates will become nationally certified and earn the NYS Clinical Laboratory Technician license.

Preparing You for ASCP Certification 

Students graduating from the MLT are eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification examination.* Passing this exam earns graduates the NYS CLT(Technician) License. This license is needed for employment in any NYS clinical Laboratory.

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    The program includes a 15 week internship at clinical affiliate sites throughout NYC. The internship provides practical hands-on experience that prepares the student for a career as a Medical Laboratory Technician.

    Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of the Medical Laboratory Technician program requirements, students will be able to:

    1. Accurately perform analytical testing on identified patient samples using appropriate reagents, method calibrators, controls, instruments, and diagnostic
    2. Differentiate between normal and abnormal cells and results, determine necessary follow up testing, carry out additional testing, as needed.
    3. Adhere to strict safety and privacy requirements in the academic and professional setting.
    4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills for problem-solving in laboratory and clinical settings.
    5. Demonstrate professionalism in the classroom and workplace and qualify for potential employment as a technician or technologist in a medical laboratory facility.

    Program Outcomes


    Three-year average credentialing examination (American Society for Clinical Pathology examination) pass rate at first attempt within six months of graduation.

    Year Percent passing on 1st attempt Number of Students
    2018-2019 84% 11 of 13 passed on 1st attempt
    2017-2018 50% 10 of 20 passed on 1st attempt
    2016-2017 42% 5 of 12 passed on 1st attempt
    3 year average 58%


    Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the didactic and clinical phase of the program within 150% of the program length. The program length is 2 –  2.5 years.


    Year Percent completion Number of Students
    2019 93% 13 out of 14 students graduated
    2018 95% 20 out of 21 students graduated
    2017 100% 19 out of 19 students graduated
    3-year average 96%


    Two-year average job placement rate at first attempt within twelve months of graduation.

    Year Percent career placement Number of Students
    2019 25% Transferred to senior colleges
    60% Job Placement
    81% Total advanced career
    4 students transferred to a senior college for CLS
    9 students employed by clinical laboratories
    2018 55% Transferred to senior colleges
    50% Job Placement
    100% Total advanced career
    11 students transferred to a senior college for CLS
    10 students employed by clinical laboratories
    2017 11% Transferred to senior colleges
    16% Job Placement
    27% Total advanced career
    2 students transferred to a senior college for CLS
    3 students employed by clinical laboratories
    3-year average 31% Transfer rate
    41% Job Placement rate
    72% Total advanced career 


    National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
    5600 N River Rd, Suite 720
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    Telephone: 773-714-8880; Fax: 773-714-8886

    New York State approved program

    NYS Education Department
    Office of the Professions
    PO Box 22063
    Albany, NY 12201

    Note: Completion of a NAACLS-accredited & NYS approved program allows for certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and licensure with NYS. Please note that certification and licensing agencies may change the qualifying requirements; it is your obligation to meet those requirements.

    Click here to learn about the MLT program requirements.

    Program Director: Mrs. Diane Price Banks MPH, MLS

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