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Medical Laboratory Technician

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What is a 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

What are my career options?

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.

What are my degree, diploma, and cretificate options?

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


  • Phlebotomy for the Health Care Worker (4-5 credit hours) 
  • Physician's Office Laboratory (8-9 credit hours) 
  • Phlebotomist (5-9 credit hours) 

Additional Information

Phlebotomy for the Health Care Worker: 4 - 5 Total credit hours
Advanced Phlebotomy: 6 - 8 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Physician's Office Laboratory: 8 - 9 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant: 34 - 43 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Medical Laboratory Technician- Pathway 1: 64 - 68 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Medical Laboratory Technician- Pathway 2: 64 - 68 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Admission Requirements

MLT is a selective admission program. In addition to MCC's general admission requirements, candidates must complete the MLT Program Application for Admission and also attend a MLT preadmission conference.

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.

Recent Program Outcomes

  • Certification Exam Pass Rate
    • 2016-17 100%
    • 2017-18 100%
    • 2018-19 75%
    • 3yr average 88%
  • Graduation Rates
    • 2017-18 100%
    • 2018-2019 100%
    • 2019-2020 100%
    • 3yr average 100%
  • Employment Placement
    • 2016-17 67%
    • 2017-18 86%
    • 2018-19 100%
    • 3yr average 86%

For additional information, please contact Ashley Smith, MLT program coordinator.

Program Accreditation

The Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), the premier agency for international accreditation and approval of educational programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related health care disciplines.

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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.

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Ashley Smith, MML, MLS (ASCP), PBT, AHI (AMT)

Medical Laboratory Technician

Program Coordinator