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Medical Laboratory Technology Program

The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) is qualified academically in applied science education to provide clinical laboratory skills and knowledge in rapidly changing and dynamic healthcare delivery systems. Medical laboratory technicians perform, evaluate, correlate, and assure accuracy and validity of laboratory information; direct and supervise clinical laboratory resources and operations; and collaborate in diagnosing and treating patients.

Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology

  • The Medical Laboratory Technology Program (MLT) at Shelton State Community College (SSCC) will prepare the student to possess the entry-level competencies necessary to perform routine clinical laboratory tests in all major areas of the medical laboratory.
  • The level of medical laboratory analysis ranges from waived and point of care testing to complex testing.
  • Medical Laboratory Technicians demonstrate ethical and moral attitudes and principles necessary for gaining and maintaining the confidence of patients, professional associates, and the community.
  • The Associate in Applied Science program offers a balanced curriculum which consists of general education and medical laboratory technician courses designed to be completed in five consecutive semesters.

Educational Options

  • Associate Degree in Applied Sciences (A.A.S.)
  • After completing the MLT Program, a student is eligible to take the National Board of Certification (BOC) examination by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or other agencies and become a nationally certified medical laboratory technician.

What Can I Earn?

How much does a Medical Lab Technician make in Alabama? The average Medical Lab Technician salary in Alabama is $45,172 as of February 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $40,615 and $50,482. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years you have spent in your profession.

Your Future

The employment of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 5 percent from 2022 to 2034, faster than the average for all occupations. Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians will be in demand to use and maintain the equipment needed for diagnosis and treatment.

Entry-level Skills

  • Perform routine clinical laboratory tests
  • Process Laboratory information
  • Technical skills training for laboratory
  • Monitor quality control procedures
  • Compliance with lab safety regulations
  • Demonstrate best practices of professional conduct
  • Dedication to lifelong learning and professional development
  • Connect and communicate professionally with the patients, the healthcare team, and the public

Medical Laboratory Technician Organizations

Accreditation Statement

The Medical Laboratory Technician program at Shelton State Community College is seeking accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; Tel. 773.714.8880.


Certification and Licensure

Upon graduation from the MLT Program at SSCC, the graduate will be eligible to sit for the National Board of Certification (BOC) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and or other agencies.

program Faculty

Name & Title
Health Services Clerk
Beth Appling
Acting MLT Program Director
Candance Hill