Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Science

Do you like solving puzzles and problems? Excel in handling multiple tasks? Like a fast-paced and challenging environment? Are you excited about hands-on science? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 5,210 new laboratorians will be needed each year from 2014 to 2024. Are you ready to join the ranks with this dynamic and versatile degree?

About Our Program

Through the sophisticated scientific tests technologists perform on blood, tissue, and body fluids, medical laboratory scientists aid pathologists and physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. As a student in our fully accredited Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program, you’ll receive extensive mentoring and hands-on experience to be prepared to perform complex analyses and make important decisions that affect patient treatment. You will learn how to see the interdependence of the test and know the physiological conditions affecting test results. Our students spend the first 18 weeks of the full academic program year in the classroom, then participate in a wide range of experiences within four different sections of area hospital labs. Our program partners with various hospitals to serve each of our campuses.

You will have a variety of career paths to choose from, as our students are often recruited and placed in jobs due to the incredible demand for certified technologists. Additional career opportunities could include education, sales, research, the military (officer) or even on to medical school.
The MLS program at Heritage is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Medical Lab Sciences (NAACLS).

What Could You Do?

Health Care
Government Lab
Hospital Lab
Medical Consultant (TV/Movie Industry)
Veterinary Clinic
University Lab
Molecular Biologist
Forensic Science
Research Assistant
Medical Clinic/Lab

Degree Offerings

Science Department

Bachelor of Science, B.S.
Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Science

Program Faculty

Shawna Martin

Shawna Martin

Director, Medical Laboratory Science Program


Spencer Owen

Tri-Cities Site Coordinator