Medical Lab Technician

Medical Lab Technician

AAS Degree
Credits Required for Graduation: 62

Program Description

Medical Laboratory Technology is a profession which combines the challenges and rewards of both medicine and science. A medical laboratory technician performs a wide range of laboratory tests including microscopic examination of blood, identification of bacteria and viruses and other laboratory testing that can lead to the diagnosis of diseases such as AIDS, diabetes, and cancer. Students learn the theory and principles behind the tests they perform and learn to correlate the results with patient's conditions. In addition, students earn general education credits, including anatomy and physiology, chemistry, computer applications and communications which leads to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree.

Employment Opportunities

The need for Medical Laboratory Technicians is growing faster than there are qualified people to fill these jobs. Currently, positions are open for qualified laboratory professionals at places such as Hospitals, Clinics, Public health facilities, Business, and Industry.

The employment outlook promises to continue to be strong, as there is a shortage of Medical Laboratory Technicians nationwide. HCC currently holds a three-year average placement rate of 100% for students completing the MLT program and finding employment in a related field or education continuation. The program shows a three-year average pass rate of 85% for students taking their ASCP Board of Certification exam within one year of graduation.


The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is fully accredited by the:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119

Program Plan

Medical Laboratory Technician

Program Outcomes

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