Mission and Purpose

The purpose of the MLT Program at Tulsa Community College is to enable individuals to enter the health care community as Medical Laboratory Technicians.

The MLT program endeavors to train individuals technically and academically to perform laboratory testing competently and to function as professionals on a health care team in attitude, ethics and appearances, always keeping patient care as the primary concern. The curriculum provides preparation in general theory and training in practical skills in those competencies consistent with the profession.

Upon successful completion of the MLT program, the student is eligible for graduation from TCC with an AAS degree and qualified to take a national certification examination in order to become a registered MLT.

The primary job market for graduates of the program will be the state of Oklahoma, although students may come from many locales and may practice nationwide. Job opportunities await the medical laboratory technician in hospitals, reference laboratories, clinics, physicians offices, blood centers and public health facilities.

In keeping with the philosophy of Tulsa Community College, students learn a foundation of clinical judgment and problem solving skills as their initial step toward self education. The MLT Program has commitment to continued education and professional development of program graduates and other phlebotomists within the community.