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Medical Laboratory Technology

Admissions Requirements:

  • It is required that applicants to the program have successfully completed high school algebra, chemistry and biology with a C (2.0) or better to demonstrate proficiency in math and science.  In addition, an applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Some special requirements may have to be met before entrance to the program or to certain clinical sites.  See the Program Director or the MLT Student Handbook for details.
  • All students accepted to the Medical Laboratory Technology program must submit to a criminal background check at the student’s expense. Mitchell Technical Institute has partnered with CastleBranch to complete your background check. You will need to create a username and password. Details are available from the Admissions office. Please click here to begin the process

Immunization Requirements:  Some immunization requirements may have to be met before entrance to certain clinical sites. See the Instructor for details.

Program Requirements:  Students must have earned a grade of C or better in all previous technical courses before enrolling in clinical courses.

Graduation Requirement:  Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or higher in all technical courses including the clinical practicum in order to graduate.

Computer Requirements: This program allows you to bring your own laptop as long as it meets these minimum specifications:

Processor – Intel Core i Series (i3, i5, i7) or AMD Ryzen
Operating System – Windows 10
Webcam Recommended
Memory - 4 GB or more
Internal Storage – 64 GB or more
Microsoft Office is available at no charge as long as enrolled at Mitchell Tech

Licensure Disclosure:  Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT(ASCP) certification exam with the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification. South Dakota and many other states do not require additional licensure to practice as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Licensure is currently required in 11 states. The requirements of the law vary from state to state. If you plan to locate in a state with licensure requirements, that state should be contacted for specific information on how to obtain licensure. Generally, you will need to demonstrate that you have graduated from an accredited MLT program (MTI's program meets this requirement) and have obtained MLT(ASCP) certification. California has its own certification exam.

Licensure is not required in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Mitchell Technical College has determined that our program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in the following states:  Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia.

Mitchell Technical College has made no determination that our program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in the following states:  California, District of Columbia, Florida, New York, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands.

For further information regarding practicing as a Medical Laboratory Technician in other states, please visit the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science website:

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