Medical Lab Technician (MLT)

Medical Lab Technician Program Overview

The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program is a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree designed to prepare individuals for clinical laboratory employment. A medical laboratory technician performs a wide variety of medical laboratory tests on blood, urine, and other bodily fluids that assist physicians in making diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. In addition to employment in hospital and clinical laboratories, graduates can pursue positions in research, blood centers, medical equipment sales and technical support. The program includes clinical experience in area medical facilities, along with the classroom and laboratory education provided on campus. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

The job opportunities for MLTs are excellent, both nationally and locally, as the number of job openings currently exceeds the number of qualified job seekers. The program begins in June with an application deadline of February 15th. Contact the Allied Health Office at 417-447-8954 for an application packet.

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