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Medical Laboratory Technology

Train for an in-demand career in the medical field!

Update for Fall 2023

The CFCC health science/nursing faculty and Student Services units rolled out new testing guidelines for health science and nursing applicants. Starting for fall 2023, the TEAS test (by ATI; versions 6 and 7 only) will be used in place of the PSB and must be completed successfully before filing an Intent to Apply.

For more details, please visit the Health Science Enrollment Center , FAQ page , or CFCC Testing Services .

A Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) performs, evaluates, correlates, and assures accuracy and validity of laboratory information, directs and supervises clinical laboratory resources and operations, and collaborates in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

This program trains individuals for diverse and multi-level functions in collecting, processing, and analyzing biological specimens and other substances. Other topics covered include principles and methodologies, the performance of assays, problem-solving, troubleshooting techniques, the significance of clinical procedures and results, and principles and practices of quality assessment for all major areas practiced in the clinical laboratory.

Employment Outlook

Graduates may find employment in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry. Graduates from the Cape Fear Community College Medical Laboratory Technology program may be eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification Exam (ASCP-BOC).

A career as a Medical Laboratory Technician continues to grow in the job market. The average national salary for a Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Technician is $26.05/hr. Salary will vary by practice setting and location.

Selective Admission Process

The Medical Laboratory Technology program has a selective admission process that includes an application time frame, use of a standardized test, and a point count ranking system.


Quick information

Application Period
Fall 2023 Start: Jan. 25, 2023 – May 22, 2023 (or until filled)
Information Sessions
Thu Feb. 23, 2023 1:30 – 2:30 pm Access the Virtual Info Session
Thu March 23, 2023 1:30 – 2:30 pm Access the Virtual Info Session
Thu April 20, 2023 1:30 – 2:30 pm In-person – N Building (Wilmington Campus), Room 202
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