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Program Details

Austin Peay State University offers qualified students the Medical Laboratory Technician to Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist program. This program is designed to help working MLTs possibly become MLS/MTs in as little as 10 months. The program is able to be completed entirely online, making it an ideal fit for working professionals in need of flexibility. This is a lock-step program, or cohort program, meaning students move forward and learn with the same group of peers during the entirety of the program.

Once enrolled, students begin the program of study in August and finish in June. Some students may need to complete prerequisites, so all candidates are encouraged to meet with an advisor to plan their studies. The course format consists of two classes at a time that are taken for eight-weeks over four terms, each term being eight weeks in length.

During the progression of this program, students are able to earn credit through work experience. Coursework relates directly to the preparation needed for the Certified Medical Laboratory Scientist exam.

To complete this Bachelor of Science program, those enrolled must earn a total 120 credits. Credits needed at APSU depend on each student, but many candidates typically take 12 to 14 credits per semester. Courses specific to the program include Microbiology, Immunology, General Chemistry, and Anatomy and Physiology. Additional courses include Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

The Medical Technology program at APSU is accredited by NAACLS. Austin Peay State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and education specialist degrees.