What is a Medical Laboratory Technician?
As a medical laboratory technician you will work under the supervision of a registered clinical scientist or pathologist. Medical laboratory technicians collect specimens from patients and perform laboratory tests; laboratory results currently contribute 70-80% of the diagnostic information used by healthcare providers for diagnosis and treatment of disease. You will be trained in both the theory and practice of clinical laboratory procedures and learn to collect specimens from patients and perform laboratory testing in all areas of the clinical laboratory, including immunohematology, chemistry, microbiology, serology, hematology and urinalysis.
What are my career choices?
Medical laboratory technicians can work in a variety of settings including: hospitals, physicians offices, clinical laboratories, industry, research, public health laboratories, and forensic and pharmaceutical laboratories.
What Are My Degree, Diploma, or Certificate Options?
MLT - AAS in the KCTCS Catalog
|ENG 101 - Writing I||3|
MAT 110 - Applied Math* OR
Higher Quantitative Reasoning Course*
COM 252 - Interpersonal Communication OR
COM 181 - Basic Public Speaking
CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers OR
OST 105 - Introduction to Information Systems
CHE 140 - Introductory General Chemistry* OR
Higher Chemistry Course*
BIO 135 - Basic Anatomy & Physiology* OR
BIO 137 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I* and BIO 139 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II*
(4) and (4)
|PSY 110 - General Psychology||3|
*Completion strongly recommended prior to admission.
|PHB 170 - Applied Phlebotomy||3|
PHB 152 - Phlebotomy Clinical Experience
PHB 155 - Phlebotomy Clinical
|MLT 112 - Urinalysis||2|
|MLT 115 - Serology||2|
|MLT 207 - Intro to Clinical Diagnostic Microbiology||2|
|MLT 208 - Clinical Diagnostic Microbiology I||3|
|MLT 209 - Clinical Diagnostic Microbiology II||2|
|MLT 217 - Fundamentals of Hematology||3|
|MLT 218 - Clinical Hematology||4|
|MLT 227 - Immunohematology||4|
|MLT 247 - Introduction to Clinical Chemistry||3|
|MLT 248 - Advanced Clinical Chemistry||3|
|MLT 278 - Practicum I||5|
|MLT 279 - Practicum II||5|
Total Credits: 68-69
Unique Requirements for Admission
Acceptance into the Associate Degree Medical Laboratory Technician program is based on a selective admissions process. Requirements include:
- application for admission to college;
- official transcript from each college or university previously attended;
- official high school transcript verifying graduation or official passing GED scores;
- attendance at one Pre-Admission Conference per admission cycle;
- successful completion of MAT 110, equivalent or higher quantitative reasoning course with a grade of "C" or higher;
- GPA of 2.00 or better in all college coursework (not just one class);
- all college and program admission requirements on file by April 1st of each year for consideration of admission in the fall semester;
- documentation of computer literacy as defined by KCTCS.
Selective Admissions Point Sheet
If you would like to obtain a copy of the MLT Program Handbook, please contact Michelle Thoroughman, the Program Coordinator.
Attendance at one conference (per admission cycle) is MANDATORY in order to be considered for admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program beginning August 2023. Pre-registration is NOT required.
All conferences will be held in room S-304 on the Maysville campus. Deadline for applications is April 1st. Please email coordinator Michelle Thoroughman, email@example.com for more information.
The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Program Statistics 2020-2022*:
|Number of Graduates||3||7||6|
(based upon 3rd semester)
|Exam Pass Rate||2/3 = 66%||3/6 = 50%||6/6=100%|
|Placement Rate (within 1 year)||100%||100%||100%|
*Data may be incomplete