Medical Laboratory Technology Department
Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) work in clinical laboratories in hospitals, physicians office laboratories, and clinical reference laboratories. MLTs have chosen this healthcare career because they enjoy working in the laboratory, are detailed oriented, and follow through on testing to help physicians diagnose, treat, and monitor patient’s health.
MLTs analyze, and test clinical specimens such as blood and body fluids. They perform routine laboratory testing and assigned tasks with quality control and quality assurance. Graduates will work on state of the art analyzers to test patient specimens and report results. Microscope work is involved in hematology, urinalysis and microbiology areas of the clinical laboratory. MLTs are trained as generalists and may work in many areas of laboratory testing such as hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, and blood bank.
MLT graduates are eligible to take the MLT (ASCP) certification exam which is required for working in healthcare settings.
In accordance with U.S. Department of Education Regulation 34 C.F.R. 668.43 (a) (5) (v), the Medical Lab Technology (MLT) Program at Shoreline Community College has reviewed the MLT licensing requirements for Washington State and has determined that a Shoreline MLT graduate would be eligible for MLT licensure in Washington State. Shoreline Community College has not made a determination whether the MLT curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure/certification outside of Washington State.