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School of Health Professions :: Programs of Study

Medical Laboratory Technology - AAS

This curriculum is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as contributing members of the health care team who perform clinical laboratory tests on blood and body fluids in order to diagnose specific diseases. Upon completion of the curriculum, which includes a one-semester clinical rotation, the student is eligible to apply to take the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) board exam from the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) leading to certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT(ASCP)). Successful completion of the program and certifying exam will qualify a graduate to gain employment as a medical laboratory technician.

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Mission Statement

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program strives to provide quality educational experiences that enable students to become effective, professional members of the clinical laboratory team who can respond to the changing nature of the clinical laboratory.


  • To provide selected students the opportunity to obtain knowledge that enables them to become contributing members of the allied health team as competent entry-level medical laboratory technicians.
  • To stimulate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • To retain and prepare students academically to complete the program and successfully pass the MLT ASCP Examination.
  • To instill in our students a professional work ethic, a desire for life-long learning, and an appreciation for clinical laboratory science as a profession.

Advising/Info Office

Location: Fralin Center HP339
Phone: 540-857-7306
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Program Head

Jeffrey S. Gillette
Professor, Medical Lab Technology

A.A.S. - Monroe Community College, 1985
B.S. - Daemen College, 1987
M.S. - University of Rochester, 1993
Ph.D. - N.C. State University, 2000

School of Health Professions

Carole S. Graham, Dean
Administration & business contacts
Location: Fralin Center HP214C
Phone: 540-857-6019