Pearl River Community College

Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) are the unseen heroes of the medical profession. They are highly skilled scientists who, through the quality of their work, help physicians determine the optimal treatment for their patients. MLTs generate vitally important data in the identification and treatment of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes among many other conditions.

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is a two-year career program whose graduates are eligible for national certification. With an Associate in Applied Science degree and further education, our graduates are well prepared to actively compete for acceptance into Medical School, Veterinarian School, Forensic Science, etc. We have an articulation with multiple universities and many of our graduates have completed their Bachelor’s degree.

Accreditation and Certification

The MLT program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). For more information, contact them at:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 North River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119
773. 714.8880 or 847.939.3597
Fax: 773.714.8886
Website NAACLS Email:

Graduates of the MLT program are eligible to take national examinations for certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician such as those offered by the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Forrest County Campus
Allied Health Building # 6

Mailing Address:
Pearl River Community College
Attn: MLT Program
5448 US Hwy 49 South
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Contact information:
Evelyn Wallace, CLS, AMT, ASCLS
MLT Program Director/Instructor (preferred)

Tamara Henderson, CLS, ASCP, ASCLS
MLT Clinical Education Coordinator/Instructor (preferred)

Cheryl Breland, MLT Secretary
Allied Health Building, Room # 244