Medical Laboratory Technology
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.
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 $27.59 per hour. Salary will vary by practice setting and location.
Selective Admission Process
The TEAS test is a minimum requirement to apply for this program. Potential applicants are encouraged to complete this form if they are not sure whether they are meeting eligibility requirements or have questions about the test. Applicants should also be sure to visit the FAQ page for general questions about the test.
*Minimum requirements are subject to change each academic year. Please refer to the information packet.
Early admission: March 1, 2024
There have been updates made in regards to minimum requirements as of Feb. 7, 2024.