Medical Laboratory Technician

  • Beginning fall 2021, all Health and Human Services students participating in off-site clinical placements must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Moraine Park Technical College establishes our student vaccination/immunization requirements by aligning with the requirements of the most restrictive health agency utilized for clinical placements.
  • All students participating in clinical must provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination prior to being allowed at an off-site clinical location. Dependent upon the agency placed, a student may be able to receive a health/religious exemption for the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Failure to vaccinate may impact the ability to progress in your chosen health program.
  • If you have questions or need a health/religious exemption, please contact Danielle Rhoads. Approval of an MPTC Exception does not ensure that you will receive approval from your assigned clinical/internship site, as their exception standards may differ from those used by MPTC.
  • Please note: Off-site clinical/practicum experiences, vaccine and masking mandates, or course delivery formats may change on short notice.

This program is full-time enrollment only.

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

About the Program

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.

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.

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.

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