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Medical Laboratory Technician (AAS)

The AAS in Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is a one-plus-one degree program that is set up within the Missouri Health Professions Consortium (MHPC). NCMC is one of five colleges in the MHPC that offers the MLT program. NCMC offers and enrolls students in the general education coursework during their freshman year. The sophomore level (professional level) coursework is taught by MACC and TRC faculty utilizing Zoom.

What is a Medical Laboratory Technician?

Medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue and other substances. Their duties typically include: analyze body fluids, such as blood, urine, and tissue samples, and record normal and abnormal findings; study blood samples for use in transfusions by identifying the number of cells, the cell morphology, or the blood group, blood type, and compatibility with other blood types; operate sophisticated laboratory equipment, such as microscopes and cell counters; use automated equipment and computerized instruments capable of performing a number of tests at the same time; log data from medical tests and enter results into patients medical record; discuss results and findings with physicians; and supervise or train other medical laboratory technicians.


Must complete pre-requisite courses prior to beginning the MLT Program with a “C” or above

First Year

First Semester

MT122*College Algebra3
EN101*English I3
SO107General Sociology OR
PH101Intro to Ethics3
SP175Speech OR
SP220Interpersonal Communications3

Second Semester

CH107Intro to Chemistry4
HI103*American History to 1877 OR
HI104*American History Since 1877 OR
PL216*National Government3
  • *Testing Required
  • **Requires pre-requisite of Anatomy
  • Dual credit/Transfer credit This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. If you have taken courses at other colleges, you will need to provide official transcripts to NCMC.
  • Developmental Studies This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.

Medical Laboratory Technician Courses

Once accepted into the MLT Program, you will take the following courses.

First Year

First Semester

ML150Intro to Lab Sciences Methods2
ML250Hematology & Coagulation5
ML291Hematology & Coagulation Practicum2

Second Semester

ML220Clinical Chemistry & Urinalysis5
ML280Clinical Microbiology4
ML290Parasitology, Mycology, Virology1
ML292Clinical Chemistry & Urinalysis Practicum2
ML293Clinical Microbiology Practicum2

Third Semester

ML294Immunohematology Practicum2

Program Contact Information

Kristi Cutsinger, MBA

Program Coordinator of Health Sciences
North Central Missouri College
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683
[email protected]
(660) 357-6284

Medical Laboratory Technician Contact

Alese Thompson, MS, MLS (ASCP)

MLT & Phlebotomy Program Coordinator
Moberly Area Community College
2900 Doreli Lane
Mexico, MO 65265
[email protected]
573-582-0817 ext. 13624

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