Medical Laboratory Technician
Associate of Applied Science
The MLT program at Otero Junior College is designed to prepare qualified laboratory professionals for entry level employment in environments such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private medical laboratories. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take national examinations to become certified Medical Laboratory Technicians.
The OJC Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares individuals to perform routine medical laboratory procedures and tests and to apply preset strategies to record and analyze data. Students will prepare for a career in Medical Laboratory Technology through online/hybrid formats, classroom laboratory practice, and supervised clinical experience. They will complete classes in general education along with Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Immunology /Immunohematology, Urinalysis, and Parasitology/Mycology.
The MLT program is designed for the student to graduate with an AAS degree in two years. Three semesters will be spent at the OJC campus and two semesters will be partially spent in clinical rotations at an affiliated clinical facility.
An optional Phlebotomy certificate can be obtained by completing the Hematology I course plus the Phlebotomy course. This optional Phlebotomy certificate can be obtained by enrolling in an additional summer semester.