Medical Lab Technology Fast Track
The Fast-Track Program is available for students with an earned Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology or a related science field (degree must be regionally-accredited). If you have earned an Associate's Degree that is science-related, or a general AA degree with strong sciences, you may also be eligible — see a Health Science Advisor for more information.
The Medical Lab Tech's rigorous Fast Track program can be completed in as little as 15 months, and leads to national certification and licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist. In order to qualify with your earned degree, you must also:
- Have a strong College GPA (3.5 for Associate's Degree; 3.0 for Bachelor's Degree)
- Have earned a minimum grade of B in both General Chemistry 1 and 2
- Demonstrate successful completion of science courses, full-time credit load, in at least two semesters
- Due to the rigorous course load of the Fast Track Program, BSCC 1426, Intro to Biotech (or approved substitute), should be completed before program start.
Applicants must follow the application procedure for the MLT programe. Applicants should see a Health Science Advisor before the Open House. You must attend a mandatory Open House for the program and bring an unofficial copy of all of your college transcript(s) with you. It is important that your official college transcripts are evaluated by the Registrar's Office prior to intended program start.
The Medical Laboratory Technology Fast Track Program uses the selection critieria outlined below to choose applicants.
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Grade Point Average
The Fast Track Option is designed for students who have already earned a degree. Students with a Bachelor's degree must have a 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average, and students with an Associate's degree must have a 3.5 cumulative Grade Point Average. No points will be awarded for GPA.
General Education Courses
All five of the General Education Courses must be completed by the application deadline. Students who have completed Communications 1, Speech, College Algebra, Humanities, and a Social/Behavioral Science course with a "C" or better by the application deadline will be awarded 25 points.
Support / Prerequisite Courses
Students will receive points for the grades earned in the Support / Prerequisite courses listed below.
- General Biology 1 with lab (A=5 pts, B=3 pts, C=1 pt)
- General Chemistry 1 with lab (A=5 pts, B=3 pts, C=ineligible)*
- General Chemistry 2 with lab (A=5 pts, B=3 pts, C=ineligible)*
- Intro to Biotechnology Methods with lab (A=10 pts, B=5 pts, C=ineligible)*
*Note: Students who earn a C in General Chemistry 1 & 2 and / or Intro to Biotechnology Methods are not eligible for the Fast Track option.
Students who have served in the Military for at least two years will be awarded 5 bonus points. Proof of service is required.
Letters of Recommendation
Submitting two letters of recommendation will result in 5 bonus points.
A one-page, typed essay on the topic of "Why is Medical Laboratory Technology My Career Choice?" will earn the applicant 5 bonus points.
Health Science Advising
Meeting with a Health Science Advisor before the application deadline to discuss points, Fast Track program eligibility, and application packet requirements will result in 5 points.
Mandatory Open House
Applicants must attend a mandatory Medical Laboratory Technology Open House prior to the application deadline. Students should bring a copy of their transcripts to the Open House.
Students accepted into the Medical Laboratory Technology program will be required to have a background check and drug screening. Applicants must be drug free and free of offenses that would disqualify them from the student clinical experience in a health care setting.
The background check will include Residence History, Nationwide Sexual Offenders Registry search and Florida Statewide Criminal Records search. The cost of the background check and drug screening is the responsibility of the student. The program coordinator will provide the necessary paperwork to begin the process, once the student has been accepted into the program.
Equal Access Policy
Eastern Florida State College is dedicated to providing a nondiscriminatory environment which promotes equal access, equal educational opportunity, and equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetic information, religion, sex, gender preference, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.
EFSC recognizes the rights of students and applicants with disabilities, including those with hepatitis B, under the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.