The Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree is are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to work in clinical laboratories as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT). Upon completion of the degree, graduates are eligible to take the national MLT certification exam. Certification is a requirement for working in the healthcare field. Shoreline Community College works with clinical affiliates, an MLT advisory committee and accreditation guidelines to make sure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand for employment.
AAAS Degree (114 Credits)
Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.
Grade of 2.0 or better for each individual course in the program required.
For the AAAS degree program, placement into English and Math courses is required. Credit in the physical sciences may be applied if earned within the past ten years. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis. For the Certificate of Proficiency, students must have an Associate or Bachelor’s degree or higher and meet the MLT prerequisite courses; Proof of current Healthcare Provider (CPR & AED) and ENGL& 101 or equivalent.
Follow prerequisite course sequence:
English Sequence: ENGL 090 , EAP 099 or ENGL 099 , ENGL& 101
Math Sequence: MATH 060 , MATH 070 , MATH 098 , MATH 099
Science Sequence: MATH 099 , CHEM& 121 , BIOL& 211 and CHEM& 131 , BIOL& 260
Approval To Graduate
Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________
Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________
Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________
Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________
MLT Program applications are due May 10th. Selection to the Professional year of the MLT program is based on successful completion of academic prerequisite requirements. Acceptance is limited by the number of clinical spaces for practicum training. Students accepted into the MLT program must be full time student. The MLT program application can be found at www.shoreline.edu/MedicalLab01.aspx.
Required vaccinations: Hepatitis B, MMR, Tdap, influenza, and two-step TB skin tests. Varicella recommended and may be required.
Required Documents: Background check, AIDS/HIV Education certificate for 7 contact hrs., Health insurance, and AHA BLS CPR certification.
Assigned clinical training facilities may have additional student requirements.
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), www.ascls.org
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science- Washington State, www.asclswa.org
American Society for Clinical Pathology, www.ascp.org
Certification in clinical laboratory careers:
Medical Laboratory Technician Certification: MLT (ASCP) American Society for Clinical Laboratory Pathology (ASCP) www.ascp.org ASCP Board of Certification https://www.ascp.org/content/board-of-certification
MLT Program Accreditation:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), www.naacls.org; 5600 N River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/
Job Search Information:
Washington State Hospital Association, member listing, http://www.wsha.org
Job listing: https://www.indeed.com
Job seeking: https://www.shoreline.edu/workforce/worksource/job-seekers.aspx