Supporting quality Care is a Career that Matters
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.
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/clinical-laboratory-technologists-and-technicians.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes.
ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.
ᵊCredit hours are defined by graduation requirements and differ between the diploma and associate of science degree programs. Credit hours may be subject to change, please refer to current course catalog for more information.
‡Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
†Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
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.