Medical Laboratory Tech application deadline

Co-Lin’s Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program on the college’s Wesson Campus is accepting applications for admission into the Spring 2021 class. The final deadline to submit applications is November 1, 2020. Co-Lin is Southwest Mississippi’s only community college with an MLT program.

The MLT program is a two-year technical program that prepares graduates for employment as a medical laboratory technician and/or advancement in the field of medical technology. Employment opportunities include health care facilities such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, and medical clinics. MLT students participate in a combination of theory, laboratory practice, and clinical experience. Co-Lin’s MLT program has a 100 percent passage rate on the national ASCP BOC (Board of Certification) and 100 percent job placement rate. According to the Bureau of Labor Statics, Medical Laboratory Technicians earn an average salary of $51,770 per year, with positive projected growth of 13 percent in this career field.

Applicants must be 18 years of age and are recommended to have an ACT score of 18 or higher. Acceptance will be based on a completed application packet, ACT score, and an interview by the selection committee. If accepted, all applicants must participate in drug and alcohol testing and a criminal history background check. For more information, visit, contact MLT Program Director Paula Yarborough at, or Career-Tech Counselor Veronica Topp at 601.643.8324.