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Medical Laboratory Technology CLT.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 60 - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Effective as of Fall 2023

What is the program about?

The associate degree program in Medical Laboratory Technology prepares students to enter the workforce as Laboratory Technicians. In this profession, graduates are responsible for performing routine clinical laboratory tests as the primary analysis, making specimen oriented decisions on predetermined criteria, including a working knowledge of critical values. As part of the program, the students will complete a non-paid, supervised health-related practicum in a hospital lab setting. This degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. Update language: Students will have a maximum of three opportunities to successfully complete BIO 1121, ALH 1101, and all general education courses required by the program. All course withdrawals (W) or failures (D) or (F) will count as an attempt. After a third unsuccessful attempt, the student is no longer eligible to enter or continue in the program. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to safely and effectively manage clinical laboratory diagnostic procedures and care for self and patients.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors and attitudes consistent with the delivery of compassionate, safe, ethical and legal patient care.
  • Incorporate values and attitudes congruent with the profession's core values and code of ethics through the pursuit of lifelong learning.
  • Successfully meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the national certification process.
  • Demonstrate ability to provide high quality entry-level clinical laboratory technology services (under the required supervision of a laboratory director), in consumer and patient-care environments.
  • Apply effective skills in the areas of communication, critical thinking and problem-solving in the practice of Clinical Laboratory Technology.

Career Opportunities

Laboratory Technicians perform highly technical diagnostic tests in medical or scientific laboratories. Lab technicians might collect samples, study and perform tests on body fluids, chemical compounds and biological specimens. Lab techs use various types of lab equipment and complex computer programs to perform their tests.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


  • ALH 1101 AND BIO 1121 or BIO 1141
  • and Approval of Department
  • and 2.7 cumulative grade point average or greater is required for admission to the program and to begin technical studies
  • and TEAS required
  • and Students have a maximum of three opportunities to successfully complete BIO and MAT courses. Students may withdraw or fail, but must successfully complete the course on or before the third attempt. Students are ineligible for admission to the Clinical Laboratory Technology Program after a third unsuccessful course attempt.


A credential by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) is required to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technician.

Additional Information

Click here to view the Medical Laboratory Technology Student Information Packet.

Click here to view the NAACLS Essential Functions for Medical Laboratory Technology.

Clinical Laboratory Technology Program Outcome Measures:
YearGraduation RateJob PlacementASCP Certificate Pass Rate


Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
ALH 2220 Pathophysiology 3
BIO 1171 Principles of Biology I 5
BIO 1121 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I) OR BIO 1141 (Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I) 3 - 4
BIO 1222 (Human Anatomy & Physiology II) OR BIO 1242 (Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II) 3 - 4
CHE 1111 (Introduction to Chemistry I) AND CHE 1151 (Lab for Introduction to Chemistry I) OR CHE 1211 (General Chemistry I) AND CHE 1251 (Lab for General Chemistry I) OR CHE 1311 (College Chemistry I) AND CHE 1351 (Lab for College Chemistry I) 4 - 5
CHE 1121 (Introduction to Chemistry II) AND CHE 1161 (Lab for Introduction to Chemistry II) OR CHE 1221 (General Chemistry II) AND CHE 1261 (Lab for General Chemistry II) OR CHE 1321 (College Chemistry II) AND CHE 1361 (Lab for College Chemistry II) 4 - 5
CLT 1200 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory 2
CLT 1203 Lab for Introduction to Clinical Laboratory 0
CLT 2110 Urine & Body Fluid Analysis/Immunology/Serology 2
CLT 2113 Lab for Urine & Body Fluid Analysis/Immunology/Serology 0
CLT 2210 Hematology 4
CLT 2213 Lab for Hematology 0
CLT 2310 Clinical Chemistry 3
CLT 2313 Lab for Clinical Chemistry 0
CLT 2410 Clinical Microbiology/Parasitology 4
CLT 2413 Lab for Clinical Microbiology/Parasitology 0
CLT 2510 Immunohematology 2
CLT 2513 Lab for Immunohematology 0
CLT 2810 CLT Practicum 6
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1450 Introductory Statistics 4
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
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Program Accreditation Information

Sinclair Community College's Medical Laboratory Technology associate degree program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 66018; P:773.714.8880;

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.