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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)

Certificates

  • 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 Outcomes

NAACLS benchmark: Results of the last three active years of graduate certification rates demonstrating an average of at least 75% certification rates from all examinations for graduates who take the exam within the first year of graduation.

Graduation year: 2019

Total graduates: 10

Graduates who took certification exam within the first year of graduation: 10

Graduates who passed certification exam within the first year of graduation: 8

Annual pass rate: 80% 

Graduation year: 2020

Total graduates: 8

Graduates who took certification exam within the first year of graduation: 3

Graduates who passed certification exam within the first year of graduation: 1

Annual pass rate: 33%

Graduation year: 2021

Total graduates: 5

Graduates who took certification exam within the first year of graduation: 2

Graduates who passed certification exam within the first year of graduation: 2

Annual pass rate: 100%

Total graduates that passed certification examinations within the first year: 11

Total graduates that attempted certification examinations within the first year: 15

Three year average pass rate for certification exams (11/15): 73%

 

Graduation Rates

NAACLS benchmark: Graduation rates demonstrating an average of at least 70% of students who have begun the final half* of the program go on to successfully graduate from the program as calculated by the most recent three-year period.

*Final half of the MLT program is defined as the second fall and spring semesters when student takes MLT professional courses, including lectures and practicums.

Graduation year: 2019

Students who began final half: 10

Students who left program during final half: 0

Students who began final half and graduated: 10

Annual graduation rate: 100%

Graduation year: 2020

Students who began final half: 8

Students who left program during final half: 0

Students who began final half and graduated: 8

Annual graduation rate: 100%

Graduation year: 2021

Students who began final half: 9

Students who left program during final half: 4

Students who began final half and graduated: 5

Annual graduation rate: 56%

Students who began final half and graduated: 23

Total students who began final half: 27

Three year average graduation rate (23/27): 85%

 

Graduation Placement Rates

NAACLS benchmark: Graduate placement rates demonstrating that an average of at least 70% of respondent graduates either find employment in the field or a closely related field (for those who seek employment) or continue their education within one year of graduation as calculated by the most recent three-year period.

Graduation year: 2019

Graduate information unavailable: 0

Graduates who sought employment or continuing education within the first year of graduation: 10

Graduates who gained employment in the field and/or continued their education within the first year of graduation: 10

Graduates who did not gain employment in the field or continue their education within the first year of graduation: 0

Annual placement rate: 100%

Graduation year: 2020

Graduate information unavailable: 5

Graduates who sought employment or continuing education within the first year of graduation: 3

Graduates who gained employment in the field and/or continued their education within the first year of graduation: 3

Graduates who did not gain employment in the field or continue their education within the first year of graduation: 0

Annual placement rate: 100%

Graduation year: 2021

Graduate information unavailable: 0

Graduates who sought employment and/or continuing education within the first year of graduation: 4

Graduates who gained employment in the field and/or continued their education within the first year of graduation: 4

Graduates who did not gain employment in the field or continue their education within the first year of graduation: 0

Annual placement rate: 100%

Total students who sought employment and/or continuing education within the first year of graduation: 17

Total students who gained employment in the field and/or continued their education within the first year of graduation: 17

Three year average placement rate (17/17): 100%

 

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.

NAACLS
5600 North River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont IL. 60018-5119
Phone: 773.714.8880
Fax: 773.714.8886
info@naacls.org

 

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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Program Contact

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

Medical Laboratory Technician

Program Coordinator

270.824.1741

ashley.smith@kctcs.edu