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  • Fill out an application with Columbus State Community College declaring your program of study to be "Medical Laboratory Technology". All applicants must declare Medical Laboratory Technology as their major with Records and Registration (location: Workforce Development Annex WD-C 1038, phone:  614-287-2668).
  • Before filling out the online application, read the MLT Program Admission Requirements listed below to make sure you meet all the requirements for admission. All applicants should be familiar with the information provided about the Medical Laboratory Technology Program from the departmental website. Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program is offered only during the Summer Term.
  • Schedule an appointment with a Health Advisor in the Advising and Counseling Office (location: Union Hall Room 477, phone: 614-287-2779 or email at hhsadvising@cscc.edu).

The application period is now closed.

Conditional Program Admission Requirements

Each year 24 students will be conditionally admitted to the MLT Program if the following criteria have been met:

  • Placement into CHEM 1113.
  • Placement into BIO 2215.
  • Placement into STAT 1350.
  • Placement into ENGL 1100.
  • Placement into "No Reading Required": All applicants, except those with a bachelor's degree or higher, from accredited US colleges, or associates degrees from accredited Ohio colleges, must take the Reading Placement Test.
  • GPA of 2.5: (high school, vocational program, two-year or four-year higher education institution). If less than 12 credits have been completed at CSCC, the GPA from the most recently attended learning institution will be used for program admission purposes.
  • Attend a Mandatory MLT Program Information Session.
  • Attend a Mandatory Orientation Session (after receiving the conditional acceptance notification).

Acceptance is conditional on submission and clearance of student background check and drug screening.

Students may be required to:

  • Complete a Basic Entrance Exam.

Candidates Conditionally Selected to the MLT Program

Upon conditional admission to the MLT program, applicants will be required to complete a drug screen and background check at the student’s expense. Drug Screen and Background Check Instructions

Students who decline the offer of admission, or fail to respond to the offer, must re-apply to be considered for a future class. The student must meet the admission criteria in effect for that class.

Students are responsible for maintaining awareness of the application procedures, the admission requirements and any changes made to those requirements. Any questions should be directed to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program office located on the third floor of Union Hall.

Visit the Health Records Page and download the Med Laboratory form .

Full Admission Requirements

Once the “conditionally” admitted students have completed the following requirements, they will be fully admitted to the MLT program

  • Completion of MLT 1100 Basic Concepts in Health Care with a grade of “C” or higher
  • Completion of MLT 1112 Lab Theory for Health Industries with a grade of “C” or higher
  • Completion of MLT 1113 Lab Techniques for Health Industries with a grade of “C” or higher
  • Completion of HIMT 1274 Intro to Medical Coding and Reimbursement with a grade of “C” or higher
  • Completion of MULT 1916 Venipuncture for Health Care Providers with a grade of “C” or higher

Statement Regarding Infectious Diseases

Students in any of the Allied Health programs, including Medical Laboratory Technology, perform their clinical work on specimens from patients, and have some patient contact. Columbus State does not discriminate against students, faculty, or patients in any way, or based on color, creed, national origin, gender, disability or sexual preference. The patient populations with whom we work come from all walks of life, and the students may therefore be exposed to many types of communicable diseases.

These are not limited to but may include: Hepatitis (A, B, C, or D), HIV/AIDS, TB, measles, mumps, rubella, rubeola, varicella, influenza (flu) etc. All students are required to have appropriate immunizations after they are admitted to the program. Additionally, although all precautions are taken to minimize exposure and risk, there is always a slight possibility that precautions may fail or that a student may accidentally expose him/herself to infectious diseases. All students entering the Medical Laboratory Technology program must be aware of this slight, but real, potential. All students are encouraged to have personal health insurance in effect by the first day of class.