Do you have a BS degree in Biology or a Science related field?

Your degree matters to our clinical laboratory profession.   

You can use our MLT program at ACM to build on your science skills that you bring from your previous degree to add the clinical diagnostic testing training to your resume. After working in the field for 2 years as an ASCP certified MLT, you can become eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) certification examination offered by American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

You start the MLT course sequence in a spring semester and you finish in the following spring semester. There is a tremendous shortage of clinical laboratory professionals and in just 16 months, you can join our very science-based allied health career.


MLT Curriculum Sequence for Transfer Students/Fast-track Students


ACM and fast-track students apply for admission into this semester. Applications to the program are due November 1st each year. These students must meet the admission requirements of the program as well as have all general education courses for the program completed prior to the start of the spring semester. There is some flexibility to take one or more courses. Please work with the MLT Program Director to develop a plan of completion.

Spring (Transfer Students/Fast-track Students)
Credit Hours    
MLT 110/PBLA 110 Orientation to the Clinical Laboratory      1
PBLA 111 Basic Phlebotomy Skills      1
MLT 106 Lab Math/QC      1
MLT 104 Applied Immunology      3
MLT 102 Hematology      4
Total:      10


Credit Hours    
MLT 221 Urinalysis and Body Fluids      2
MLT 222 Blood Banking   4
Total:   6



Credit Hours    
MDAS 101 Essential Skills for the Health Care Professional      3
MLT 223 Clinical Microbiology   6
MLT 224 Clinical Biochemistry        4
Total:   13


Spring - Clinical Rotations
MLT 210 Clinical Practicum      12
Total:     12




 To Get Started: 

Apply to the College, send all previous college transcripts and set up an appointment with the MLT program director to evaluate prior coursework and develop a plan for program completion.

Apply to the MLT program. Applications are due November 1st each year for selecting the spring cohort.

Selection for the spring cohort is made in November. You will meet with MLT advisors to register for classes and attend an orientation session.

You will be required to complete a health screening and background check prior to starting clinical rotations in our regional clinical hospital affiliates.


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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