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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Technology

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(Jackson County Campus)

Fall Entry

The Medical Laboratory Technology program prepares individuals to work in a medical laboratory under the supervision of a medical technologist or pathologist and/or other physicians. Included are routine laboratory procedures and tasks in the areas of hematology, bacteriology, immunohematology, chemistry, parasitology, immunology, and urinalysis.

This program is twenty-two months duration and is offered in affiliation with local hospitals. The clinical laboratories are recognized as extended campuses of the college. Students successfully completing this program are prepared for employment in hospitals, medical laboratories, clinics, and industry as Medical Laboratory Technicians.

Graduates of this program will be awarded Associates of Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and are eligible to sit for national certification examinations. The MGCCC MLT program's American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOC) pass rate and other Program Outcome Measures can be found at the following link.

MLT Program Outcomes  

The college is assisted and advised by a Medical Laboratory Technology Advisory Committee composed of pathologists, medical technologists and technicians, college administrators and instructors. The Medical Laboratory Technology - Associate Degree Program is nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). 5600 N. River Road Suite 720 Rosemont, IL. (773) 714-8880. Website:

Program Goals

The goals of the Medical Laboratory Technology program include;

  1. Provide the graduate with skills and knowledge to function as a laboratory technician in a variety of health care settings, performing competent laboratory testing, using standard precautions, and following quality control procedures.
  2. Prepare graduates to successfully pass the Medical Laboratory Technology certifying examinations and become nationally registered.

Admission Procedure

  • Make application and be accepted to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Application can be completed online.
  • Submit copies of official transcripts of all schools attended to the Office of Admissions. All transcripts must be reviewed by the Office of Admission for determination of course credits.
  • Meet all Academic Requirements (listed below) and complete any program pre-requisites or Entry Requirements.
  • After successful completion and submission of ALL academic and entry requirements (See section below), the student is eligible to complete the Medical Laboratory Technology Supplemental Application for Program Admission.                                                       

Fall Semester Application Submission:

Between April 15th and July 1 complete and submit the online Supplemental Application.                                           

To complete and submit the online Supplemental Application::

1)  Access the college's web page
2) Click on Web Services (top tab)
3) Enter the GCID (M#) and Password
4) Select Student
5) Select Health Sciences Division Supplemental Application.                      
Thereafter, the applicant MUST read the guidelines carefully.  In order to complete and submit the application, college admission and ALL pre-requisite requirements are required.


Academic and Entry Requirements

  • Achieve a minimum Accuplacer English Placement score of 175
  • Achieve a minimum Accuplacer Math Placement score of 53
  • Review the online mandatory Pre-Health Sciences Orientation Session prior to completing the supplemental application for program ranking.  The session can be viewed anytime and anywhere you have access to the internet.  The Power Point presentation gives you valuable information on topics common to all health science programs at MGCCC.   Even without the ability to speak directly or interact immediately with a health sciences advisor, the session speaks to frequently asked questions from program entrance to completion.  In order to receive credit for viewing the session, follow the steps below.  The information is approximately one (1) hour in length.                                                              

    To complete this requirement do the following:
    1.   Access the college's web page
    2.   Click on Web Services (top tab)
    3.   Enter the GCID (M#) and Password
    4.   Select Student
    5.   Select Health Sciences Division Supplemental Application Orientation Session.                                                                                      
    6.   In order to receive credit, you must review the entire session.
    7.   Click survey complete so that your log-in information will be recorded in the college's BANNER system.    

  • Comply with Mississippi law requiring a Criminal Background History Check with Fingerprinting through the Mississippi Department of Health. All students making application to a Health Science program at MGCCC are required to obtain a clear or acceptable Criminal Background Check from the MGCCC Campus Police Department at JD, JC, GC, or Perkinston Campus.  The criminal background check policy (including testing dates and times) can be viewed at  Health Sciences Division Criminal Background Check Policy 17/18  .
  •  Have a minimum cumulative (GPA) of 2.5 on college work with no grade less than "C" on any Academic Core* courses in the current MLT curriculum. (Courses may be re-taken and highest score will be used)
  • Complete pre-requisites. Student must complete at least 4 of the program's Academic Core* courses. One of the 4 courses must be Anatomy & Physiology I. All courses considered for selection must be completed prior to making application.

    *Academic Core courses include: ENG 1113, PSY 1513, MAT 1313, BIO 2514, BIO 2524, CHE 1214 or 1314, BIO 2924, SPT 1113, and Humanities/Fine Art Elective

Selection Process

Program openings are filled based on Selective Admission; applicants are ranked based on their individual achievement test scores and prior college course work. Student ranking for entry into the MLT program is based on a point system. Students are awarded points for their required ACCUPLACER, and given extra points based on the grade earned for successful completion of any other college credit courses which could be used to complete degree requirements. Bonus points are also awarded to those individuals who currently hold documented ASCP Certification in Phlebotomy and/or have already earned a bachelors or higher degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Program enrollment is a floating number which can fluctuate each year based on availability of clinical rotation slots. Students who are selected are also held to the following program policies.

MLT Program Policies

  • All Health Science students are required to submit to substance testing in accordance with the substance testing policy and procedures for the Health Sciences Division. The testing policy can be viewed by clicking here:  Health Sciences Division Substance Testing Policy 17/18  .
  • A physical examination, immunization records, CPR Certification and completed health form, signed by a Medical Physician, are required prior to the first meeting of the program. The physical form can be viewed on-line at MGCCC Health Sciences Division Pre_Entrance_Health_Form  
  • Upon admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology program, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA on the required courses and complete each course with a C or better.
  • Adherence to additional clinical affiliation requirements may be necessary depending on clinical rotation placement. (i.e. hospital orientation, HIPAA training, CPR certification)

MLT program – Cost List (Estimate only)


  • Full-time Tuition $1,550 per semester (15-21 credit hours)
  • Part-time Tuition $155 per credit hour


  • Registration Fee $60
  • Book Service Fee (Per Book) $40
  • Technology Fee $4 - $60
  • Non-resident Fee $155 per credit hour up to 14 hours
  • Non-resident Fee $1,550 for 15 - 21 hours
  • Credit card processing fee of 2% of the transaction amount
  • Online course fee $15 per credit hour
  • Career and Technical Program of Instruction Fee $60-$450/semester
  • Out of State & International Fees $1400 - $2000

Additional Miscellaneous Fees may be applicable – See MGCCC website


  • Perkinston Campus Dormitory Room w/ Meal Plans $2,000 - $2,150 per semester
  • Housing Deposit - $50.00
  • A tiered fee schedule is based on facilities
  • Hayden, Andrews, Moran, and Owen Halls – An additional $100
  • Bryan and George Halls – An additional $200 

Medical Laboratory Technology Program Expenses – Non Refundable (Cost may be subject to change)

Prior to Entering Program

  • Criminal Background Check $65 - $80 (MGCCC Campus Police)

Once Admitted into Program

  • Program Fee $300.00 per semester
  • Pre-admission Physical Exam and Immunizations $200 - $300                                              
  • Books $300 - $400 (plus rental fees, if applicable)                                                                   
  • Substance Testing $29 -$35 per semester                           
  • Liability Insurance $12 -$15 per semester
  • Additional purchase items, supplies $50 - $100                    
  • Uniform, Accessories $200 - $300
  • National Board Exam Application Fee $215 - $300

Cost may be subject to change


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