MLT Career Ladder

ACM offers a 2-year laboratory technician program. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take the certification examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) to become certified as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT).

The 2-year MLT degree at ACM transfers to a 4-year MLS program including online university programs and traditional, on-campus university programs. Upon completion of a BSD degree in Medical (Clinical) Laboratory Science, you become eligible to take the next level of certification examination offered by ASCP which is the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) category.

Beginning a laboratory career at the associate degree level can be a very economical way to start a career because many employers have tuition reimbursement benefits to assist in the cost of continuing an education.

With a bachelor’s degree, you may supervise or manage a laboratory. If you want to continue climbing the career ladder, you can earn a Master’s degree or even a Doctorate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science. Advanced degrees can help you move up the career ladder to be a Laboratory Director (MS or MBA), a consultant to help clinicians select tests (DCLS), or teach other lab professionals (Master’s, PhD, EdD).


Allegany College of Maryland's Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119.


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