Become a Medical Lab Technician with Training from MGCCC
The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program prepares individuals to work in a medical laboratory under the supervision of a medical laboratory scientist or pathologist and/or other physicians.
If you want to work in the healthcare field but without much direct patient contact, you may be a great fit for a career in MLT. Lab professionals work behind the scenes but contribute up to 70% of the information physicians use to make diagnostic decisions.
MGCCC’s Medical Laboratory Technology program prepares individuals to work in a medical laboratory under the supervision of a medical laboratory scientist or pathologist and/or other physicians. Included are routine laboratory procedures and tasks in the areas of hematology, bacteriology, immunohematology, chemistry, parasitology, immunology and urinalysis. This program is 22 months duration and is offered in affiliation with local hospitals. The clinical laboratories are recognized as extended campuses of the college. Graduates of this program will be awarded Associates of Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and are eligible to sit for national certification examinations.
Straining procedures for blood, body fluids, and bacteria
The theoretical basis behind these procedures including application
Students successfully completing this program are prepared for employment in hospitals, medical laboratories, clinics, and industry as medical laboratory technicians. The projected job growth from 2014-2024 is 18% for medical laboratory technicians.
Achieve a minimum Accuplacer English Placement score (Traditional Exam = 175; Next Generation Exam = 502)
Achieve a minimum Accuplacer Math Placement score (Traditional Exam = 53; Next Generation Exam = 231)
Review the online mandatory Pre-Health Sciences Orientation Session prior to completing the supplemental application for program ranking. The session can be viewed anytime and anywhere you have access to the internet. The Power Point presentation gives you valuable information on topics common to all health science programs at MGCCC. Even without the ability to speak directly or interact immediately with a health sciences advisor, the session speaks to frequently asked questions from program entrance to completion. In order to receive credit for viewing the session, follow the steps below. The information is approximately one (1) hour in length.To complete this requirement do the following:
Select Health Sciences Division Supplemental Application Orientation Session.
In order to receive credit, you must review the entire session.
Click survey complete so that your log-in information will be recorded in the college’s BANNER system.
Comply with Mississippi law requiring a Criminal Background History Check with Fingerprinting through the Mississippi Department of Health. All Nursing and Allied Health applicants are required to obtain a clear or acceptable Criminal Background Check from the MGCCC Campus Police at JD, JC, Perkinston or the George County Campus/Center. MGCCC’s Criminal Background Check Policy (including days and times) can be viewed at Health Sciences Division Criminal Background Check Policy.
Have a minimum cumulative (GPA) of 2.5 on college work with no grade less than “C” on any Academic Core* courses in the current MLT curriculum. (Courses may be re-taken and highest score will be used)
Complete pre-requisite courses Anatomy & Physiology I and must be completed prior to making application.