Medical Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is designed to prepare students for a career as a medical laboratory technician. Medical laboratory professionals perform laboratory analysis on body fluid samples which provide physicians with data and information used in the assessment of a patient's health status. Medical Laboratory Technology professionals work in all the departments of the clinical laboratory including the areas of clinical chemistry, hematology, blood bank transfusion services, immunology and microbiology using the principles of chemistry, physiology, cell and molecular biology. For more information on a career in laboratory science visit and 

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program, a NACCLS accredited program of study, is a cooperative program in conjunction with Mercer County Community College. The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is offered in two (2) phases. The pre-professional phase, first year of study, includes courses in general education, mathematics, and sciences offered here at Atlantic Cape. The second phase or the professional phase, which includes the clinical experiences, is conducted in a streamlined hybrid format at/with Mercer County Community College and laboratories located in the Mercer, Atlantic, and Cape May county area.

Upon completion of the pre-requisite courses here at Atlantic Cape, students apply to Mercer County Community College for admittance to the professional phase of the program. Students must complete all pre-professional phase course work* with a grade of “C” or better, with no more than two attempts per course, to be considered for the professional phase of the program. The professional phase of the program begins each year at the end of May, is 14 months in duration, and is scheduled as full-time daytime classes with a structured progression of courses in the curriculum.

For additional information, please contact Myrna Morales Keklak, at (609) 343-5033 or For questions about the professional phase of the program please contact Lisa M. Shave, Mercer County Community College, at (609) 570-3387 or 

* A 10-year expiration date for general education courses (English, Chemistry, Math, etc.) and a 5-year expiration for science courses (BIOL220, BIOL221, and BIOL250) will be enforced.

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