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 degree 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
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119.