AAS Medical Laboratory Technology


The Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology prepares students to become healthcare professionals. Graduates work in all areas of the clinical laboratory, including blood banking, clinical biochemistry, hematology, immunology, histology and microbiology. They perform a full range of laboratory tests – from simple prenatal blood tests, to more complex tests to uncover diseases such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and cancer; thus, supporting diagnostic prognoses that are critical in the area of healthcare. Often, the medical laboratory technician is responsible for interpreting and communicating critical patient results to the physician. This programme is currently the required qualification for entry for into the profession.


Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A, mathematics, chemistry and biology and/or human and social biology, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualifications may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).

To be admitted to this programme, short-listed applicants must be successful at an admissions interview.

Visit our How to Apply page to see a list of required supporting documents which must be submitted along with your application.



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    2 Years (FT)
    3 Years (PT)

    Chaguanas / South



                                                       COURSES IN THE MAJOR                                                                                   CORE CURRICULUM COURSES

    MDLT 120 MLT Orientation 3 SOCI 102 OR PSYC 103 Introduction to Study of Society OR Understanding Human Behaviour 3
    MDLT 121 Medical Terminology 1 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
    MDLT 125 Lab. Techniques/Phlebotomy 2 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
    MDLT 134 Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 4 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research 3
    MDLT 297 Medical Microbiology 1 3 Total Core Curriculum Courses 12
    MDLT 298 Medical Microbiology 1 Practical 4 SUPPORT COURSES
    MDLT 320 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health 3 HLED 100 First Aid and Occupational Safety and Health
    MDLT 340 Immunology/Serology 4 MATH 117 College Algebra 3
    MDLT 341 Clinical Biochemistry I 4 MATH 121 Mathematical Methods I 3
    MDLT 344 Biochemistry Internship 0 BIOL 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
    MDLT 345 Histopathology Internship 0 BIOL 174 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
    MDLT 346 Hematology Internship 0 BIOL 241 Genetics 3
    MDLT 350 Histological Techniques 4 BIOL 242 Cell Biology 3
    MDLT 353 Haematology 4 Total Support Course Credits 21
    MDLT 441 Immunohaematology 4
    MDLT 444 Immunology/Serology Internship 0
    MDLT 445 Blood Banking Internship 0
    MDLT 446 Microbiology Internship 0
    Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 40

    The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

    Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
    Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
    Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
    Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
    Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
    Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
    Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

    Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

    All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

    The College accepts the following methods of payment:

    • Cash
    • LINX
    • Visa/Master card
    • Certified/Manager’s cheque

    Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.


    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:  www.moe.gov.tt

    Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

    For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

    The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.


    Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

    The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

    • tuition fees
    • accommodation
    • airfare and other transportation costs
    • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
    • books and related materials
    • special equipment
    • other related tertiary expenses

    For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at: www.moe.gov.tt


    Payment Plans

    Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details: registrar@costaatt.edu.tt

    To be awarded the Associate in Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology, students must successfully complete seventy-three (73) credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the below distribution:

    Courses in the major area of study 40 credits
    Total credits in the major area of study 40 credits
    Core curriculum courses 12 credits
    Support courses 21 credits
    A portfolio 0 credits
    Six (6) internship courses 0 credits
    Total Credits Required for Graduation 73 credits

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