Phone Numbers

LMC Main Number
(803) 791-2000
Human Resources
(803) 791-2960

School of Medical Technology

100% placement rate, within six months of graduation.

Do I qualify?

Yes, if you have:

  • A bachelor's degree or intention to get a bachelor's degree from an approved institution with an MLS 3+1 program.
  • 16 hours of biological sciences, including microbiology with lab, immunology, anatomy, and genetics.
  • 16 hours of chemistry, including one 4-hour course in organic chemistry or biochemistry.
  • One course in college-level mathematics.
  • Statistics, physiology, cell and molecular biology, and management courses strongly recommended.

And this GPA:

Overall minimum GPA of 2.75 and a 2.8 in science-related courses.

Request Application Packet

Email Ann Beaman,

Send with your application:

  • Completed application form.
  • Official college transcripts.
  • TOEFL score, if English is not your native language.
  • Three letters of recommendation (we suggest two letters be written by instructors).

Yearly Timeline for Applications

Student recruitment and admission shall be non-discriminatory in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations. All applicants are considered equally without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, or disability.

Program Details

How long does the program last?

It lasts 12 months, beginning each August.

How many students do you accept?

No more than four students are enrolled at a time, which gives us an exceptionally low student-to-teacher ratio to maximize learning.

What is the curriculum?

You'll cover the following topics, both in lecture and hands-on clinical experience:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Blood bank and transfusion medicine
  • Microbiology (including mycology, parasitology, and virology)
  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Hemostasis
  • Urinalysis and body fluids analysis
  • Immunology
  • Education
  • Management

National Certification

At the end of the program, you'll undergo two weeks of intense review to prepare for the ASCP Board of Certification MLS Exam. This national certification is recommended, but not required for graduation.

Our graduates' ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) Board of Certification scores are greater than 500 on average, compared to the national average score of 479. (A score of 400 is needed to pass.)

Who are medical laboratory scientists?

They are medical professionals in high demand who work in laboratories and perform a range of tests that help detect and treat diseases.

They're needed by labs in hospitals, public health departments, forensics work, veterinary offices, the pharmaceutical industry, and many other educational and research institutions.