Medical Laboratory Technology
2-year AAS degree
Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) are members of the healthcare and quality teams who perform, evaluate, and assure the accuracy and validity of laboratory test information and collaborate in the diagnosis, treatment and therapy of patients. MLTs are trained to work in multiple settings such as hospitals, physician's offices, private reference laboratories, research, biotechnology, public health, non-clinical industrial laboratories and sales or technical services.
Various diverse functions of sample collection, test analysis, principle application, quality control monitoring, use and maintenance of automated and electronic instruments, troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques are performed under the supervision of a Medical Laboratory Scientist or Pathologist in compliance with safety and governmental regulations. The individual will develop competencies in areas such as chemistry, hematology, blood bank, microbiology, immunology, molecular diagnostics and quality assurance.
Students in this program may be eligible to have half their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant. Click here for more details.
Scholarships specific to the Medical Laboratory program are also available. Click here to apply.
Help provide funds for Medical Laboratory students by making a designated donation to the Donna K. Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship fund. Click here to give now.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the national certification exam from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
The Kirkwood Community College Medical Laboratory Technology Program is currently seeking accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
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Rosemont, IL 60018-5119