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Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology is a profession which combines the challenges and rewards of both medicine and science. Medical Laboratory Technicians perform a wide variety of laboratory procedures and work in both public and private laboratories serving the health care sector.

Medical and clinical laboratory technicians specialize in work to determine the presence, extent or absence of disease. They do this by performing a full range of routine laboratory procedures from simple blood screens to more complex tests to detect diseases such as cancer, coronary artery disease, and diabetes.

The Registered Medical Laboratory Technician is an allied health professional who is qualified by academic and practical training to provide service in medical and clinical laboratory science.

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Application Notice

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program application period is now closed for Fall 2021. It will reopen in January 2022. You must fill out both the MLT application and the Nursing & Health Sciences Selective Admissions Program Application. You can download these from this webpage or email the Program Director/Department Chair below for information.

All applications must be delivered in person by appointment only. See email and contact information below:

Zelia McGaha, M.Ed., MT(ASCP) 
Department Chair/Professor 
Medical Laboratory Technology 
School of Nursing & Health Sciences 

  • Email: zmcg@tjc.edu
  • Phone: 903-510-2367
  • Office: RNHS 2.242

Rachel Miller, MLS (ASCP) cm
Medical Laboratory Technology
School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Check the program website regularly for updates.


Graduates of the Tyler Junior College MLT Program are qualified to sit for national certification exams sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) or other certifying agencies.

TJC’s MLT Program currently has a 3-year average of 89% Board of Certification pass rate, a 94% graduation rate, and a 100% placement rate as determined by guidelines from NAACLS. 

Degree Plans

How to Apply

TJC is an open admissions college; however, acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Technology Program is limited. Acceptance into the program is reviewed by an Admissions Committee. 

Selective Admissions
MLT Application Packet
MLT Handbook
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For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.