Medical Laboratory Technician | JCTC

Medical Laboratory Technician

Challenge yourself by saving lives in the Medical Laboratory Science field.

Program Contact
Connie Savells, MLS (ASCP), MPH
Program Coordinator
(502) 213-2261
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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.

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Getting Started

What are my Degree, Diploma, or Certificate Options?

Please note: The Phlebotomy for the Health Care Worker and Physician’s Office Laboratory Certificates are embedded within the MLT degree. Students cannot enroll in just the certificate programs.

Upon graduation, graduates take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification examination.

How Do I Apply?

You must attend a pre-admission conference in order to apply to the program.

Check with your program coordinator Connie Savells for more information. If you were unable to attend a pre-admission conference and are interested in applying to the program, please contact the program coordinator for an application packet.

Pre-Admission Conferences

The pre-admission conferences will be held at 1 p.m. on the Downtown Campus in Health Science Hall, Room 360.

  • September 5, 2024
  • October 3, 2024
  • November 7, 2024
  • December 5, 2024
  • January 22, 2025
  • February 19, 2025
  • March 20, 2025
  • April 17, 2025

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Additional Information

Program Outcomes
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
(773) 714-8880

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in 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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