Medical Laboratory Technology (AAS-MLT)

Pending Approval to Start Spring Semester 2023

Campus Location: Atmore, Nursing and Allied Health Department

Length: Five Semesters (A.A.S. Degree)

This is a daytime program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of clinical laboratory scientists/medical technologists, to perform routine medical laboratory procedures and tests and to apply preset strategies to record and analyze data. Includes instruction in general laboratory procedures and skills; laboratory mathematics; medical computer applications; interpersonal and communications skills; and the basic principles of hematology, medical microbiology, immunohematology, immunology, clinical chemistry, and urinalysis.

Admission Requirements

  1. Must be in active status as a student at Coastal Alabama Community College and meet all admission requirements.
  2. Transcripts from all colleges attended must have been received by Coastal Alabama’s Registrar by program application deadline date. 
  3. A completed program application must be received by stated deadline.
  4. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required on a 4.0 scale based on the prerequisite academic courses: English Composition I (ENG 101), Mathematical Applications (MTH116) or higher-level Math such as MTH 100 or MTH 112, Principles of Biology (BIO103), and General Psychology (PSY 200).  Orientation to College (ORI 101) if needed.  A minimum grade of a ‘C’ is required for all courses in the Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum.
  5. Must be in good standing with the College including a minimum, cumulative GPA no less than 2.0. 
  6. Must meet Essential Eligibility Criteria as listed in the program application and on the College’s website.
  7. Submit ACT score for selection criteria.

Completion of the above requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.  Application deadlines and application packets, as well as program costs, are available on Coastal Alabama Community College’s website.  Once selected for the program, students are required to provide the following: drug screen, background check, physical exam documenting ability to perform essential eligibility criteria, immunization records, and proof of medical insurance.  A minimum grade of C is required in all required courses to progress in the program.


Applicants are rank ordered based on the following point system (total of 54 points possible):

  1. Three points are awarded for an A, two for a B, and one for a C in ENG 101, MTH 116 or higher-level math such as MTH 100 or 112, BIO 103, and PSY 200.
  2. Three points each are awarded for completion of BIO 201 and/or BIO 202 with a C or higher.
  3. Points are awarded equivalent to the student’s ACT composite score.

This is a career program designed for students to go directly into the labor market upon completion. Although some of the courses in this program will transfer to four-year institutions, this program is not designed to be a transfer program of study; therefore, it is not subject to the terms and conditions of STARS.

Courses Required for Program Application

*ORI 101 may not be required for those with prior college coursework.  The Humanities elective may be taken in any semester, but it is recommended that it be taken prior to the start of MLT courses.  A higher-level Math will substitute for MTH 116.  Click on the title for more information.

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Complete Graduation Application

Complete the graduation application and begin the process of a review of your degree plan before your final semester.

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