Medical Laboratory Technology

Information on the alignment requirements for the Medical Laboratory Technology Program

CIP Code: 51.1004
CIP Name: Medical Laboratory Technology
Definition: A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of clinical laboratory scientists/medical technologists, to perform routine medical laboratory procedures and tests and to apply preset strategies to record and analyze data. Includes instruction in general laboratory procedures and skills; laboratory mathematics; medical computer applications; interpersonal and communications skills; and the basic principles of hematology, medical microbiology, immunohematology, immunology, clinical chemistry, and urinalysis.


The Medical Laboratory Technology Alignment was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on January 15, 2015.  Colleges are granted one year from the approval date to implement the alignment.

State Business and Industry Committee Recommendation

Nationally recognized credentials was used in lieu of a Business and Industry Committee.  All programs must be accredited nu the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).  All students are eligible and expected to sit for a nationally recognized certification examination: American Society for Clinical Pathologists Board of Certification – MLT or American Medical Technologists – MLT.

Alignment Map:

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Common Courses (27 credit hours)

Common Courses serve as potential articulation and transfer of coursework between secondary and postsecondary partners.  These courses shall have the same title, credit hour allocation, and competencies.  Institutions may add additional competencies based on local demand.  The sequencing of common courses is determined by the institution.

MLT Clinical Chemistry  6 credit hours (pdf)
MLT Hematology/Coagulation 6 credit hours (pdf)
MLT Immunohematology 6 credit hours (pdf)
MLT Urinalysis and Body Fluids 3 credit hours (pdf)
MLT Pathogenic Microbiology 6 credit hours (pdf)

Agreed Upon MLT Courses (9 to 11 credit hours)

Institutions may utilize existing like courses which adhere to the agreed upon course lengths and competencies.

MLT Immunology 2-3 credit hours
MLT Clinical Practicum  
Or Clinical Internship I and II  
Or Clinical Practicum I and II and Phlebotomy Practicum 7-8 credit hours

Support Courses (23-27 credit hours)

Institutions may utilize existing like courses which adhere to the agreed upon course lengths and competencies.

Anatomy and Physiology 5 to 8 credit hours
Microbiology 5 credit hours
Chemistry 5 credit hours
Intermediate Algebra or higher 3 credit hours
English Composition I 3 credit hours
Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications 3 credit hours

To learn where this program is available in Kansas, visit the Kansas Career Technical Education Program Search.