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Medical Laboratory Technology - Biotechnology Certificate

Stacey Rohrbaugh, Program Director
Allied Health 249

This certificate program provides MLT graduates or Baccalaureate degree science graduates the opportunity to retrain in new biotechnology techniques. Certificate completion will increase employment marketability by diversifying scientific skills to include genetic and environmental testing.

The Medical Laboratory Technology program at Allegany College of Maryland has been designated as a Health Manpower Shortage Program. The Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has determined certain health occupations in the state to be in short supply. The Maryland Higher Education Commission has designated educational programs that correspond to these health occupations to be eligible for the Health Manpower Shortage Program. Maryland residents from counties other than Allegany County who register in this eligible program will be charged the out-of-county tuition rate. However, these students may be eligible to receive reimbursement for a portion of the cost difference between the in-county and out-of-county tuition rates. Funding availability for this program is based on funding from the State of Maryland and is thus subject to change each semester. Some restrictions apply. More information can be obtained by contacting the Admissions Office.

Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for a Certificate in Biotechnology.

This program is NOT eligible for Student Financial Aid.

Required MLT Courses

Applied Immunology
Biotechnology Internship

*MLT-220 - This course is not required but is offered to give the student the option for biotechnology work related experience.

Required General Courses

Essentials of Cell Biology and Genetics

Required Elective Courses

Please consult with your advisor or the Advising Center staff for selecting appropriate elective courses for graduation.


Biological Science Elective - 3 credits



Biological Science Elective 1 3
Medical Laboratory Technology 206 (Biotechnology) 4
Total: 7
Biological Science 220 Essentials of Cell Biology and Genetics) 4
Medical Laboratory Technology 104 (Applied Immunology) 3
Total: 7
Total Credit Hours: 14
OPTIONAL SUMMER SESSION (following second semester) Credit Hours
Medical Laboratory Technology 220 (Biotechnology Internship) 11
(This course is not required but is offered to give the student the option for biotechnology work related experience.)
Total: 11
Total Credit Hours: 11

Environmental Science Elective is highly recommended.

NOTE: All courses specifically identified by course number are graduation requirements for this program.