The Medical Laboratory Technology program serves to provide students with career and economic opportunities in laboratory medicine. This will be accomplished by facilitating the development of the individual’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become successful in the laboratory setting and meet the demands of technical growth.

Students learn to perform medical laboratory procedures under the supervision of a qualified pathologist and/or medical laboratory scientist. Classroom training is integrated with clinical experiences under the medical direction of cooperating hospitals. Graduation from this program allows students to take a national certification examination, which is necessary for clinical employment.

What types of students thrive in the program and in this career field?
All medical laboratory technologists/technicians have certain common characteristics. They are problem solvers. They like challenge and responsibility. They are accurate, reliable, work well under pressure, and are able to finish a task once started. They communicate well, both in writing and speaking. They set high standards for themselves and expect quality in the work they do. Moreover, they are deeply committed to their profession and are truly fascinated by all that science has to offer. For someone who chooses a career as a medical laboratory technician, the exploration never ends.

What types of jobs are available to graduates of this program? Where can they work?
Many of our graduates have obtained employment in hospital laboratories, reference laboratories, physician office laboratories, public health laboratories, in laboratory analyzers sales and veterinary laboratories. Most of the graduates also pursue an advanced degree while working in the industry.


Program Accreditation

The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont IL 60018,

Phone: (773) 714- 8880


Georgia PTC Medical Laboratory Technology program outcome measures:

All performance categories were per NAACLS standards:

  1. ASCP BOC certification pass rate refers to the percentage of graduates who successfully challenged the BOC certification exam within one (1) year from the date of graduation.
  2. Graduation rate: refers to the number of students entering the second half of the program and went on to graduate.
  3. Job placement is defined as the number of students who were employed within one (1) year from the date of graduation.

ASCP BOC certification pass rate, graduation, and job placement within one year of program completion based on NAACLS standards.

Performance category


Category/ Year


Certification pass rate



Job placement
2020 93 93 92
2021 73 83 80
2022 73 N/A* N/A*
3-year average 80 92 87

*During COVID-19, many clinical sites were not accepting students for rotations.

Program Application/Required Documents