Medical Laboratory Technician
As a Medical Lab Technician (MLT), you are a critical member of a healthcare facility. You’ll work with physicians, lab managers, or lab technologists to conduct lab tests. Medical Lab Techs help doctors detect diseases or illnesses and determine patient treatment options.
Medical Laboratory Technician (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement
The Medical Laboratory Technician program at Concorde Career College provides students with training in the classroom and laboratory, as well as real-world experiences that allow them to utilize fully-equipped, professional-grade laboratories. MLT students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to accurately perform diagnostic testing in all major areas of the laboratory. The program prepares students to successfully complete national certification examinations offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) and state certification examinations (if applicable).
Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes
Medical Laboratory Technician courses include general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparing blood, urine and biological samples for analysis; use of laboratory equipment to detect microorganisms; monitor tests and procedures; analyze chemical content of fluids; and have a working comprehension of the technical aspects of blood banking.
Medical Laboratory Technician
(Associate of Applied Science)
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In order to graduate from the Medical Laboratory Technician (Associate of Applied Science) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:
Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) are an important part of the healthcare team, performing routine clinical laboratory testing procedures to provide scientific information aiding in diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic treatment of disease. Graduates will find employment in a hospital, referral or public health laboratories. This field of study also prepares graduates for employment in research, government and municipal laboratories.
Accreditation and Licensure
The Medical Laboratory Technician (Associate of Applied Science) Program is licensed by the State of Tennessee, Department of Health, Division of Health Licensure and Regulation, Office of Health Related Boards. The program has been awarded Initial Accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880 or http://www.naacls.org.
How Long Is The Medical Laboratory Technician (Associate Of Applied Science) Program at Concorde?
The Medical Laboratory Technician program can be completed in as few as 19 months.
When Does Concorde’s Medical Laboratory Technician (Associate Of Applied Science) Program Start?
Call us at 1-800-693-7010 to find out when the Medical Laboratory Technician program next starts at theÂ Memphis location.
What is the Medical Laboratory Technician career outlook?
According to BLS.gov, the medical laboratory technician job field is expected to grow by 11 percent through 2028. As the need for diagnostic testing increases with the growing aging population, employment in this field is expected to continue to grow.
Why should I become a medical laboratory technician?
Becoming a medical laboratory technician requires you to be analytical, inquisitive and detail-oriented. Lab technicians work with physicians and are vital to the workplace. Working as one can be challenging and rewarding. Their duties include testing samples, monitoring treatments, updating patient records, and more.
Does Concorde offer medical laboratory technician externships?
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our medical laboratory technician program.
How much is tuition for Concorde’s Medical Laboratory Technician (Associate of Applied Science) program?
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.