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Medical Laboratory Technician Program

Associate of Applied Science│67 Credits│Fond du Lac Campus│Eligible for Financial Aid

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $45,436

Earn a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) associate degree at Moraine Park and start your career as a MLT in less than two years.

Moraine Park’s Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares students for entry-level laboratory work performing tests on tissue, blood and other body fluids to help doctors diagnose illnesses, make medical decisions and plan treatment options.

In the Medical Lab Technician program, students gain hands-on experience performing routine clinical lab tests, such as hematology (blood tests), clinical chemistry (often used to determine a patient’s general health), microbiology (used to identify infections), coagulation, molecular and other diagnostic techniques.

What You’ll Learn

Through a combination of hands-on coursework and a clinical site placement, medical lab technician students learn laboratory safety, practice collecting and processing biological specimens, monitor and evaluate quality control in the laboratory, correlate lab tests to a diagnosis of a condition or disease and more.

State Certification Disclosure: Moraine Park’s Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares students to obtain the educational requirements for licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. No determination has been made if the curriculum matches the educational requirements for preparation, examinations, or certification for other states. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about accreditation.

Certifying Organization: American Society for Clinical Pathology

The program is accredited by:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: 773-714-8880

Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the National Board of Certification Exam through the ASCP.

Logo of the NAACLS

Graduates may find employment as a Medical Laboratory Technician in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, state and federal labs, and private/commercial laboratories. Opportunities also exist in commercial industries, medical supply companies, scientific research and infection control.

Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $54,177

Consider earning a technical diploma along this pathway.

Medical Laboratory (Fond du Lac)

Course Requirements

Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.

Course Highlights

  • Phlebotomy
  • Coagulation
  • Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics
  • More

Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 4-5 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.

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If you have any questions or need help with the process, please contact us at  admissions@morainepark.edu OR 920-924-3200, TTY/VP:Use Relay VRS.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.

Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.

Additional Program Costs

The purchase of scrubs is optional for this program. Required books and materials are an additional cost. New, used, and rental books may be an option.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

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Credits:

Your estimated cost for your selected credit load is: $

Cost breakdown:

Tuition: $
Supplemental Fee: $
Material Fee: $

Books and required tools, supplies, or attire are additional.

This program is full-time enrollment only.

Mission Statement of the Medical Lab Technician Program

The mission of the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Moraine Park Technical College is to provide the medical community with entry-level medical laboratory technicians competent to perform clinical laboratory analysis. Consistent with the institutional vision and mission statement, the program is committed to the development of the student’s educational and professional growth. The program integrates both general and technical education to ensure that graduates can meet the multiple demands of rapidly changing technology in the medical field.

Certification

State Certification Disclosure: 
Moraine Park’s Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares students to obtain the educational requirements for licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. No determination has been made if the curriculum matches the educational requirements for preparation, examinations, or certification for other states. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about accreditation.

Certifying Organization:
American Society for Clinical Pathology

Program Effectiveness Data

In addition to the goals and student learning outcomes listed elsewhere on this site, the performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, (NAACLS), http://www.naacls.org. Program effectiveness data includes program graduation rate, certification rate, job placement rate and attrition rate. Additional questions about the program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Director. The Medical Laboratory Technician program’s annual report to NAACLS reflected the following:

Medical Laboratory Technician Graduation Rate

This is the percent of students that began the program’s third term and were eligible to complete the program in the fourth term resulting in graduation from the program.

Medical Laboratory Technician Certification Rate

This is the percent of students that took the American Society for Clinical Pathologist’s National Board of Certification Exam and successfully passed the exam within one year of graduation.

Medical Laboratory Technician Job Placement Rate

This is the percent of students that gain employment in the laboratory sciences within six months of graduation as published in the Graduate Follow-Up Report. The College annually conducts a survey with graduates six months after they graduate to better understand their employment status and satisfaction with their Moraine Park education. The data from the survey is compiled into the Graduate Follow-Up Report, which is solely based on confidential surveys completed by Moraine Park graduates.

Medical Laboratory Technician Attrition Rate

This is the percent of students that began the program’s third term and were eligible to complete the program in the fourth term but did not complete the program.

Moraine Park Medical Laboratory Technician Results

2020
Graduation rate: 100%
Certification rate: 100%
Job Placement rate: 100%
Attrition rate: 0%

2021
Graduation rate: 86%
Certification rate: 100%
Job Placement rate: 83%
Attrition rate: 14%

2022
Graduation rate: 100%
Certification rate: 100%
Job Placement rate: 80%
Attrition rate: 0%

Additional Information

Additional information related to this program can be found on our web site www.morainepark.edu, in the Graduate Follow-Up Report and the Medical Laboratory Technician Clinical Experience Handbook.

This program requires all students to train at off-site agencies – external to the College. As such, students must remain compliant with both the criminal background and healthcare requirements. Falling out of compliance may prevent students from progressing in or result in administrative removal from the program.

Health requirements are subject to change based on external agency requirements.

A full list of health requirements for this program is available from your academic advisor or by contacting the Student Health Record Representative at drhoads1@morainepark.edu.

Program Effectiveness Data

In addition to the goals and student learning outcomes listed elsewhere on this site, the performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, (NAACLS), http://www.naacls.org. Program effectiveness data includes program graduation rate, certification rate, job placement rate and attrition rate. Additional questions about the program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Director. The Medical Laboratory Technician program’s annual report to NAACLS reflected the following:

This is the percent of students that began the program’s third term and were eligible to complete the program in the fourth term resulting in graduation from the program.

This is the percent of students that took the American Society for Clinical Pathologist’s National Board of Certification Exam and successfully passed the exam within one year of graduation.

This is the percent of students that began the program’s third term and were eligible to complete the program in the fourth term but did not complete the program.

This is the percent of students that gain employment in the laboratory sciences within six months of graduation as published in the Graduate Follow-Up Report. The College annually conducts a survey with graduates six months after they graduate to better understand their employment status and satisfaction with their Moraine Park education. The data from the survey is compiled into the Graduate Follow-Up Report, which is solely based on confidential surveys completed by Moraine Park graduates.

2021Graduation rate: 86%Certification rate: 100%Job Placement rate: 83%Attrition rate: 14%

2022Graduation rate: 100%Certification rate: 100%Job Placement rate: 80%Attrition rate: 0%

2023Graduation rate: 100%Certification rate: 100%Job Placement rate: 100%Attrition rate: 0%

Additional information related to this program can be found here:

Medical Lab Tech Student Voices

"I liked the additional challenge and learning opportunity of being taught by a Specialist in Blood Bank. It helped a lot towards preparing me for my job working in a Blood Bank reference lab." - Noah Heinritz

High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.

Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.

Transferring here is easy! You can transfer in prior college work by submitting official college transcripts or get a free transcript review.

Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 4-6 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.

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