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Health Professions: Medical Laboratory Technology

Earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) at TCC.
MLTs work under the supervision of a physician or medical technologist (MT) by performing routine clinical laboratory tests analyzing body fluids for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

The results of these tests assist doctors in verifying cause of illness, making medical decisions and determining treatment options.

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Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT)


Medical Laboratory Technicians are skilled in all areas of the clinical laboratory and able to perform routine clinical laboratory tests in clinical biochemistry, hematology, coagulation, microbiology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology, immunology, immunohematology (blood bank), and molecular diagnostics.

They perform simple and highly complex laboratory tests utilizing automated equipment, computers, and precision instruments.

In addition, Medical Laboratory Technicians are responsible for confirming the accuracy of test results, and reporting laboratory findings to pathologists and other physicians.

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Official Program Information


Upon completion of an accredited program, Medical Laboratory Technicians are eligible to complete a national certification exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) to become certified as a medical laboratory technician.

Medical Laboratory Technicians who are certified and in good standing with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) are entitled to use the credential "MLT" after their names.


Medical Laboratory Technology Program Faculty

Angela Bell, MS, MT(ASCP) cm SM, DLM

Associate Professor

Program Director

Medical Laboratory Technology & Phlebotomy


Clinical Practicum

Linda Dezern, MS, MT(ASCP)

Lecturer, Medical Laboratory Technology

Immunology/Orientation to Med Lab

Jennifer McLeod, MPH, MT(ASCP) cm

Lecturer, Medical Laboratory Technology


Barbara Kelly, MS, MT(ASCP) cm

Lecturer, Medical Laboratory Technology

Blood Bank

Deitra Phillips, MS, MT(ASCP) cm

Lecturer, Medical Laboratory Technology

Senior Project

Wanda Hill, MBA, MT(ASCP) cm

Lecturer, Medical Laboratory Technology

Clinical Chemistry/Instrumentation


Tidewater Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tidewater Community College.

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018 (773) 714-8880.

Tidewater Community College maintains and promotes equal opportunity without regard to ethnicity, color, gender, age (except where gender or age is a bona fide occupational qualification), religion, handicap, national origin, or other non-merit factors. 

All Program Policies and Procedures are available upon request.