Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology
(71 credits)

Information for Current and Future Students

Medical laboratory technicians collect, process and analyze specimens (blood, urine, other body fluids, tissue samples) for microscopic, chemical, hematologic, immunologic and microbial testing or transfusion services. The array of complex laboratory tests is significant in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease and also in health and wellness promotion.

The MLT Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) since 1986. A student completing the program is eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) Examination.

Interested students must first be admitted to UNM Gallup before applying to the MLT program. General education prerequisite courses must preferably be completed prior to acceptance to the program. A grade of C or better is required in all courses. Deadline for submissions of application to the MLT program is June 1st for Fall; and October 1st for Spring. Students are admitted each regular semester based on a selection criteria. Priority is given to continuing students who are in good academic standing. Students are required to complete all professional coursework within a five-year time period.


Communications (6):

ENGL 1110Composition I3cr
ENGL 1120
   COMM 2120
Composition II OR
   Interpersonal Communication

Fine Arts/Humanities (3)

For required courses, refer to the UNM Core Curriculum.3cr

Mathematics/Physical and Natural Sciences (11)

Choose 3 credits from MATH 1350 Introduction to Statistics, MATH 1240 Pre-Calculus , MATH 1220 College Algebra3cr
Choose 8 credits from CHEM 1120 Introduction to Chemistry for Non-Majors Lecture and Laboratory, CHEM 1215/1215L General Chemistry I for STEM Majors, CHEM 1225/1225L General Chemistry II for STEM Majors, CHEM 2120 Integrated Organic and Biochemistry8cr

Biology (8):

Choose from BIOL 1140/1140L Biology for Health Sciences, BIOL 1310/1310L Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL 1320 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II, BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL 2225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II8cr

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6)

For required courses, refer to the UNM Core Curriculum.6cr

Health/Physical Education (2)

For required courses, refer to the UNM Core Curriculum.2cr

Health Sciences (1):

HCHS 101Phlebotomy1cr


MLT 111Intro to Basic Laboratory Skills, Urinalysis and Body Fluids*4cr
MLT 112Clinical Practicum: Phlebotomy*1cr
MLT 211Clinical Hematology & Coagulation***4cr
MLT 214Clinical Microbiology**5cr
MLT 216Clinical Chemistry **4cr
MLT 219Immunohematology and Serology***4cr
MLT 271Directed Clinical Practicum I*4cr
MLT 281Directed Clinical Practicum II*6cr
MLT 291Preparation for MLT Board Exam*2cr

*Offered in fall and spring semesters
**Offered in fall semester only
***Offered in spring semester only

Recommended Plan of Study

Fall (year 1):

ENGL 11103cr
MATH 1220 or MATH 1350 or MATH 12403cr
Fine Arts/Humanities3cr
BIOL 1310/1310L4cr

Spring (year 1):

ENGL 1120 or COMM 21203cr
CHEM 11204cr
BIOL 13204cr
Social/ Behavioral Science3cr
HCHS 1011cr

Summer (year 1):

Social/ Behavioral Science3cr

Fall (year 2):

MLT 1114cr
MLT 2145cr
MLT 2164cr

Spring (year 2):

CHEM 21204cr
MLT 2114cr
MLT 2194cr

Fall (year 3):

MLT 1121cr
MLT 2714cr
MLT 2816cr
MLT 2912cr

FOR ADVISEMENT: Contact the Advisement Center at (505) 863-7706