Clinical Laboratory Technology (Medical Laboratory Technician), Associate in Applied Science

Forest Park

This program prepares students for entry-level positions as clinical laboratory technicians. Through classroom and practical experience in hospital and clinical laboratories, students learn to perform qualitative, quantitative and analytic testing in microbiology, hematology, immunohematology, clinical chemistry, serology, immunology and urinalysis.

Persons interested in this program should have an interest in biology, chemistry and the health sciences and be able to follow precise and detailed instructions.

To graduate, a student must obtain a "C" or better on all science, math courses and all courses in the area of concentration.

Graduates are eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification Examination. Positions are available in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, independent laboratories, and public health, research and industrial laboratories.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge and skills required to perform clinical laboratory tests to the satisfaction of the employer.
  2. obtain a passing grade on a national certifying examination.
  3. meet industry expectations with regards to skills, knowledge and safe work habits.
  4. demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills in professional settings.

Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 101College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3
ENG 102College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)3
or ENG 103 Report Writing
XXX xxxSocial & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology (MOTR SOCI 101)3
or PSY 200 General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)
CHM 101Fundamentals of Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 100L)5
BIO 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
MTH 140Intermediate Algebra3
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements
CLT 100Orientation to the Medical Laboratory1
CLT 101Medical Microbiology3
CLT 202Clinical Practice I4
CLT 207Clinical Practice II4
CLT 110Urinalysis and Body Fluids2
CLT 111Hematology and Coagulation4
CLT 113Pathogenic Bacteriology2
CLT 211Parasites, Fungi and Intracellular Pathogens2
CLT 213Introduction to Clinical Chemistry2
CLT 217Clinical Chemistry5
CLT 215Immunohematology4
CLT 219Professional Skills Seminar1
CLT 115Immunology and Serology2
CLT 120Clinical Laboratory Skill Development4
Total Credit Hours70
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
BIO 207 Anatomy and Physiology I (MOTR LIFS 150LAP)4BIO 111 with grade of "C" or better; or one year of high school biology and chemistry (with labs) within previous five years of registration date; or permission of the department chairperson of Biology and Reading Proficiency.
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.
CLT 100 Orientation to the Medical Laboratory1Admission to program and Reading Proficiency.
CLT 101 Medical Microbiology3Admission to program and Reading Proficiency.
CLT 110 Urinalysis and Body Fluids2Admission to the program or permission of the program director. Reading Proficiency.
CHM 101 Fundamentals of Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 100L)5MTH 030 with a minimum grade of "C", placement into MTH 140 or higher on the Math placement test and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours18
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
CLT 111 Hematology and Coagulation4CLT 100 with a minimum grade of "C" or permission of the program director, and Reading Proficiency.
CLT 113 Pathogenic Bacteriology2CLT 101 with a minimum grade of "C" or permission of the program director, and Reading Proficiency.
CLT 115 Immunology and Serology2CLT 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.
BIO 208 Anatomy and Physiology II4BIO 207 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.
MTH 140 Intermediate Algebra3MTH 030 or MTH 040 with grades of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency. All prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 3 years.
Credit Hours15
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
CLT 120 Clinical Laboratory Skill Development4CLT 110, CLT 111, CLT 113, CLT 115 all with minimum grades of "C" and Reading Proficiency.
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
3ENG 100 or ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours7
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
CLT 211 Parasites, Fungi and Intracellular Pathogens2CLT 101 with a minimum grade of "C" or permission of program director, and Reading Proficiency.
CLT 213 Introduction to Clinical Chemistry2BIO 208, CHM 101 or CHM 105, CLT 100, MTH 140 or MTH 160, all with minimum grades of "C" or permission of program director. Reading Proficiency.
CLT 202 Clinical Practice I4CLT 120 and Reading Proficiency.
CLT 215 Immunohematology4CLT 115 with minimum grade of "C" or permission of program director. Reading Proficiency.
Physical Education Elective1 At least one credit must be an activity
Credit Hours13
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
CLT 219 Professional Skills Seminar1CLT 202 with a grade of "S" or permission of the program director. Reading Proficiency.Apply for graduation
CLT 217 Clinical Chemistry5CLT 213 with a minimum grade of "C" or permission of program director. Reading Proficiency.
CLT 207 Clinical Practice II4CLT 202 and Reading Proficiency.
Social & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3  
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (MOTR SOCI 101)
or General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)
3Reading Proficiency.
Physical Education Elective1 At least one credit must be an activity
Credit Hours17
Total Credit Hours70

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