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Medical Laboratory Technology

Through the quality training you’ll receive in the MLT program, you’ll prepare to perform tests that help physicians diagnose and treat diseases. From preparing samples for analysis, using specialized equipment to locate microorganisms, monitoring tests and performing various procedures, analyzing the chemical content of fluids, matching blood for transfusions, and testing for drug levels in the blood, you’ll be an essential part of the healthcare team.

Medical Laboratory Technicians are ranked in the top twenty-five fastest growing career fields in South Carolina by the US Department of Labor. Your training will lead you to great careers in hospitals, clinics, private labs, and even research departments at pharmaceutical companies. No matter your location, you'll play an important part in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of illness and disease. 

Schedule of Courses


Our graduates are in high demand with 100% job placement rates to prove it! To view the MLT Program Outcomes Measures please use this link:

MLT Program Outcomes Measures


Admissions Requirements


Program of Study Credential/Outcome Eligible for Financial Aid Course Scheduling Location
American Heart Association Certifications Noncredit, CEU/Recertification,Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Day Pendleton
Electrocardiogram (ECG) Technician Noncredit, QuickJobs Call 864-646-1700 Evening Pendleton
Emergency Medical Technology Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Easley
EMT Advanced Certificate Yes Day,Evening Easley
EMT Basic Certificate Noncredit, QuickJobs Call 864-646-1700 Evening Pendleton
Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Diploma Yes Day Pendleton
IV Therapy Noncredit, Prof Dev Call 864-646-1700 Evening Pendleton
Medical Assisting Diploma Yes Day,Evening Pendleton
Medical Laboratory Technology Associate Degree Yes Day Pendleton
Nurse Aide Noncredit, QuickJobs Call 864-646-1700 Day,Evening Easley,Pendleton
Nursing Associate Degree Yes Day Pendleton
Nursing Preparation Certificate No Day Pendleton
Paramedic Certificate Yes Day,Evening Easley QJC
Patient Care/Multi-Skilled Healthcare Technician Noncredit, QuickJobs Call 864-646-1700 Varies Pendleton
Personal Trainer Noncredit, QuickJobs Call 864-646-1700 Evening Pendleton
Pharmacy Technician Noncredit, QuickJobs Call 864-646-1700 Day Pendleton
Phlebotomy Technician Noncredit, QuickJobs Call 864-646-1700 Evening Pendleton
Practical Nursing Diploma Yes Day,Evening Easley,Oconee
Pre-Dental Hygiene Certificate No Day Anderson,Easley,Pendleton
Pre-Pharmacy Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Anderson,Easley,Pendleton
Surgical Technology Associate Degree Yes Day Pendleton
Veterinary Technology Associate Degree Yes Day,Evening Pendleton

MLT in the News!

Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) student Tyler Schell is overall winner in the S.C. Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (SCSCLS) State Student Bowl. Read more here. 

Career Pathways

Students who are still in high school may consider taking college courses now to get a jumpstart on completing your degree at Tri-County. View a sample pathway here.

Looking to Transfer?

For students who wish to continue work toward a four-year degree, we have a seamless transfer program with Clemson University enabling Tri-County Technical College students who graduate in the Medical Laboratory program and are academically qualified to transfer into the Accelerated Bachelor of Science program in Microbiology and Biomedicine at Clemson University.

For other programs, we encourage you to work with your advisor on the steps that are best for your plans. Learn more about transfer options here.

Program Accreditation
The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, Telephone: 773-714-8880, Fax: 773-714-8886, Website:

Medical Laboratory Technology program summary





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