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Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician department at hcc

Clinical professionals that get results.

Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) are clinical professionals who, under the supervision of other medical scientists such as medical technologists and pathologists, perform and interpret laboratory procedures vital to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. 

HCC's Medical Laboratory Technician associate career degree is a full-time, daytime, fall semester entry program 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.

  • Accreditation
    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.
  • Admissions
    Students interested in this or any other HCC allied health or nursing program should first contact the Office of Admissions and Advising for any requirements and procedures supplemental to HCC's general application and enrollment process. Further information is available from the Nursing and Allied Health Admissions web page, or contacting the Allied Health team at 443-518-4230,, or RCF-242.
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