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Medical Laboratory Technician

Use your laboratory skills to help diagnose and treat patients in the healthcare industry. 

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What is a medical laboratory technician?

Help save lives and support doctors and researchers by becoming a Medical Laboratory Technician. You'll gain skills to help diagnose and treat patients by performing laboratory tests in hematology, toxicology, immunology and more.

Students are required to attend a pre-admission conference for this program.

What are my career options?

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

The successful Medical Laboratory Technician graduate receives an Associate in Applied Science with embedded 2 embedded certificates – Phlebotomy for the Healthcare Worker (students must earn another healthcare degree to obtain this certificate or be currently be employed in healthcare) and the Physician’s Office Laboratory Certificate.  The Phlebotomy for the Healthcare Worker is not sufficient for phlebotomy certification. Upon graduation, graduates take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification examination.



Length of Program

You can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

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 Statistics
Statistic 2021 2022 2023
Graduation Rate 84.6% 91.7% 84.6%
Exam Pass Rate 100% 100% 100%
Employment Rate 90.9% 90% 100%


This program is accredited through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(847) 939-3597

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Program Contact

Connie Savells

Medical Laboratory Technician

Instructor and Program Coordinator

(502) 213-2261