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Medical Laboratory Technician

The Medical Laboratory Technician program is being discontinued and Howard Community College is no longer accepting applications. Students currently enrolled in clinical coursework will be able to complete their program and graduate. For questions, please contact Prospective students, please explore our other allied health care programs.

 Medical Laboratory Technician

HCC's Medical Laboratory Technician associate career degree is designed for students seeking a career in the clinical laboratory setting such as in hospitals, clinics, and POLs (Physician Office Laboratories), or related fields such as veterinary labs, research, forensics, environmental science, drug companies, medical sales, medical equipment service, and public health.

The curriculum includes instruction in proper techniques for blood collection procedures, handling of specimens, laboratory mathematics and quality control methodologies, and analysis and interpretation of clinical properties and components of body fluids, including evaluation of differential test results and microscopy. Successful graduates may sit for professional certification exams from national agencies such as the American Society for Clinical Pathology.


The Medical Laboratory Technician degree is fully accredited with NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences), 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018, phone: 773-714-8880. In compliance with NAACLS, the HCC Medical Laboratory Technician program's current year report on student data for certification pass rate, graduation rate, attrition rate, and graduates placement rate is shared on the MLT Program Outcomes Report page.

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