Clinical Lab Tech

Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician are health professionals skilled in both the theory and practice of clinical laboratory procedures that provide data physicians use to determine the absence, presence, extent, and cause of disease. Medical Laboratory Technicians must be accurate, dedicated, skilled and self-motivated.

The Medical Laboratory Technician coursework is delivered through traditional classroom lecture or distance learning with scheduled on-campus laboratories and clinical experiences.

The distance learning program is set up utilizing three sources:

  • A local college for general education courses required for graduation
  • Madisonville Community College for the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) coursework
  • An approved local clinical affiliate for the final year of clinical training

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)



  • Certified Medical Technician (8 credit hours)
  • Phlebotomy for the Health Care Worker (5 - 6 credit hours)
  • Physician’s Office Laboratory (9 - 10 credit hours)
  • (List of certificates available HERE)

For a printable copy of program course requirements, click an option above or consult the Madisonville Advising Plan.

Employment Opportunities

Medical Laboratory Technicians are employed by hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, research facilities, public health centers, veterinary offices, clinics, colleges, industry and the Armed Forces.  Salaries throughout the United States range from $30,160 to $36,400.

Admission Requirements

MLT is a selective admission program. In addition to MCC’s general admission requirements, candidates to the program must attend MLT preadmission conference.  Contact for more information.

Length of Program

This program is 2 years in length. Upon graduation from the MLT program, you can increase your employment opportunities by transferring to a university and applying your credits toward a bachelor’s degree in medical technology, environmental science, forensic medicine, genetics, biology, chemistry, microbiology or pre-med. Vast opportunities are available to you in this area of study.

For more information

Karol Conrad
(270) 824-1741

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.