Medical Laboratory Technology - Wayne Community College | Goldsboro, NC `

Medical Laboratory Technology

If you like science, solving mysteries, and teamwork, Medical Laboratory Technology may be the career for you!  The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) curriculum at Wayne Community College will prepare you to become a valuable part of a medical team of pathologists, technologists, and technicians working together to provide information to aid in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of disease.  Highly qualified MLTs perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology and immunohematology. Our curriculum will provide training in theory as well as clinical experience.

Medical Laboratory Technician was ranked #60 on the list of “100 Best Jobs of 2021” and #8 in the “Best Health Care Support Jobs” by the US News and World Report.

Clinical Experience

Clinical experience allows students to practice the skills and techniques learned in didactic courses. The clinical experience will encompass all disciplines as well as phlebotomy.

Admission into clinical courses is dependent on a criminal background check and a drug screening. The clinical affiliate will review the background check and drug screening to determine whether the student can progress to the clinical site.

List of Clinical Affiliates
(Last updated July, 2020)

  • 4th Medical Group, Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro
  • Cape Fear Valley Health System
    • Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville
    • Hoke Hospital, Raeford
    • HighSmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital, Fayetteville
  • Harnett Health System, Dunn
  • Johnston Health Services Corporation
    • Johnston Health, Smithfield
    • Johnston Health, Clayton
  • Sampson Regional Medical Center, Inc, Clinton
  • Wayne Health Corporation
    • Wayne UNC Health Care, Goldsboro

NAACLS MLT Program Outcomes Data

As a program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), the WCC MLT Program must make outcome measures for the past three years available to prospective and enrolled students.

The outcome measures defined by NAACLS includes: external certification outcomes, graduation rate outcomes, and placement rate outcomes.

Outcome202220232024Three Year Average
ASCP Board of Certification Pass Rates100%80%100%93%
Graduation Rate100%100%88%96%
Job Placement Rates100%100%100%100%

Articulation Agreements

These are agreements with universities that allow you to transfer seamlessly once you graduate from Wayne.

  1. Winston-Salem State University – WSSU
    • MLT to CLS Distance Learning Program
    • Students will earn a B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science
  2. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – UAMS
    • MLT to MLS Distance Learning Program
    • Students will earn a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science


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