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Medical Laboratory Technician Program

Memphis, TN

WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLING FOR THIS PROGRAM

 

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.

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Curriculum

In order to graduate from the Medical Laboratory Technician (Associate of Applied Science) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:

Memphis curriculum

Career Outlook

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.

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation

Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.

Additional Info

Below you will find campus-specific information about the Medical Laboratory Technician (Degree) program

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Student Handbook

Program Data

FAQ

Medical Laboratory Technician Program FAQ

Frequently asked questions and answers related to this campus.

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The Medical Laboratory Technician program can be completed in as few as 21 months.
Contact us to find out when the Medical Laboratory Technician program next starts at the Memphis location.
According to BLS.gov, the medical laboratory technician job field is expected to grow by 7 percent through 2029. As the need for diagnostic testing increases with the growing aging population, employment in this field is expected to continue to grow.
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.
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our medical laboratory technician program.
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.