Medical Laboratory Technology

The medical laboratory technology program at 鶹¾ is designed to prepare students to master entry level medical laboratory technology knowledge. The program combines the use of sophisticated instruments and techniques with the application of theoretical knowledge to perform complex procedures on tissue specimens, blood specimens, and other body fluids. The tests and procedures that medical laboratory technologists perform provide critical information enabling physicians to diagnose, treat, and monitor a patient’s condition. Upon satisfactory completion of this program, the student will be eligible to take a national board examination, such as American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Opportunities for the entry level MLT include employment in a myriad of health care settings.

Associate of Applied Science Degree
2 Years (4 Full-Time Semesters)

Program Information and Curriculum


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Accreditation Status

鶹¾ is accredited by the:

  • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 Telephone number 404-679-4501).

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by:

  • the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018 (773-714-8880 and [email protected]).
  • Students who graduate with LaurelRidge’s AAS in Medical Laboratory Technology are eligible to sit for some certification exams, such as ASCP’s Board of Certification (ASCP BOC).

Student Learning and Program Outcomes

Number of Students Passing ASCP BOC

The American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) is the gold standard in global certification for medical laboratory professionals and has certified more than 590,000 individuals. ASCP is the first and largest certification agency. Since their inception in 1928, the BOC continues to set a high standard for quality and continuing competency.

Year Number of Students Who Tested Number of Students Who Passed 鶹¾ Pass Rate ASCP BOC National Pass Rate
2023 6 5 83% 71% (2022)
2022 4 3</td 5% 69.1% (2021)
2021 4 4 100% 74.6% (2020)

Program Completion Rates

Students who complete the program within 3 years.

Year of Fall Admission Number of Students Who Start the Program Number of Students Who Graduate with AAS Degree in MLT 鶹¾ Completion Percentage
2023 6
2022 6 5 83%
2021 6 5 83%
2020 8 5 63%
2019 7 5 71%

Placement Rates

Students who were employed as an MLT after graduation.

Graduation Year Number of Students Graduated Number of students employed or continuing education in clinical laboratory related field Percent Placement Rate
2023 6 6 100%
2022 4 4 100%
2021 5 5 100%

Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to 鶹¾ students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

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Admissions Requirements

Students must apply for admission to health professions programs (practical nursing, nursing, surgical technology, dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, phlebotomy, emergency medical services, advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT) emergency medical technician intermediate, paramedic and central services) in addition to applying for admission to the College. Admission requirements and application materials are available through the Health Professions Division. Specific requirements can be found within the catalog pages under the “Program Information” section.

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