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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. 

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Florida Civic Literacy Requirement

Indian River State College requires all incoming students from the 2018-2019 academic year and beyond, to meet the Civic Literacy requirement. All first-time-in-college (FTIC) students entering all Florida College System (FCS) and State University System (SUS) institutions must demonstrate competency in civic literacy by the time they graduate per FL Statute 1007.25 and Florida Board of Governors Regulation 8.006.

Click on the Florida Civic Literacy Competency Requirement page for more information.

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.

Getting Started

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is a selective-admissions program. Students are selected based on criteria outlined in the Medical Laboratory Technology Application Book.

Illicit drug use, background check, convictions and immunization status may prevent future employment. In addition, externship sites, employers, and regulations about drug use, criminal backgrounds, and immunization status.

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Mike Vogt

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Medical Laboratory Technology Information Sessions

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Applying to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program

The application for the Fall 2025 program will be available as of January 6, 2025. The deadline to apply is April 18, 2025.

To begin the application process:

  1. Read the Medical Lab Technology Application Booklet.
  2. Complete and submit the IRSC Application for the Medical Lab Technology program (Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee.)

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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.

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

Due to Rule 6A-10.024 (16), admission criteria can be affected. This bill has a possibility to change admission requirements for 2024 and beyond on the Florida Department of Education rule department. For more information on this rule, visit:

Licensure Requirements

Indian River State College offers a number of different degrees and certificates leading to professional licensure in the state of Florida.  Some professions require both a degree and the successful completion of additional criteria such as licensure exams, field placements, or clinical hours. Student eligibility to apply to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) in the State of Florida is defined in, F.S., 483.809 and also includes possession of a valid form of identification. Please visit the Florida Department of Health website to ensure your eligibility.

If you are a student who may choose to reside outside of Florida, IRSC cannot confirm whether this degree program meets educational requirements for professional licensure/certification in your state. Some states have requirements in addition to the program’s curriculum. If you wish to take American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) exam in another state, contact the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel in the state to determine whether this degree will meet their licensure requirements.

Completion of the Medical Lab Technology program requirements makes you eligible to apply to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) in Florida.

Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure Table for Medical Laboratory Technologist


The IRSC Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
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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.

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