Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical laboratory technologists enjoy careers as part of the emerging biotechnology field and diagnostic healthcare team. They process body fluids for chemical, serological and biological analysis for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
MLT's Philosophy: The increased application in use of clinical laboratory procedures for diagnosis, combined with the advanced technology of the medical laboratory technology equipment, has prompted the use of specialized personnel to ensure the production of quality laboratory procedures. Thus, the role of the medical laboratory technologist as an important member of the medical team has also been enhanced.
Once You Complete the Program
Students completing the program at IRSC, go on to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) medical lab technology certification exams and seek employment in a hospital or independent laboratory.
The Medical Laboratory Technology program is a selective-admissions program. Students are selected based on criteria outlined in the Medical Laboratory Technology Application Book.
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Medical Laboratory Technology Information Sessions
Free information sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Upcoming sessions:
Applying to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program
The application for the Fall 2022 program will be available after January 3, 2022. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2022.
Prior to beginning the application process:
- Read the Medical Lab Technology Application Booklet.
- Complete and submit the Health Science Application for the Medical Lab Technology program ($30 fee; keep a copy of your receipt.)
Note: If at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the Health Science Division at 772-462-7550.
The IRSC Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
Additional Program Information
This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team. Learn more.
Academic Plan/Guided Pathway for Medical Laboratory Technology
Due to House Bill 1507, admission criteria can be affected. This bill has a possibility to change admission requirements for 2022 and beyond based on the Florida Department of Education rule development. For more information on House Bill 1507, visit https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/1507.To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.
For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.