Medical Laboratory Technician

Program Number: 10-513-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid
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 the 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.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
Program Outcomes
  • Practice laboratory safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Collect and process biological specimens.
  • Monitor and evaluate quality control in the laboratory.
  • Apply modern clinical methodologies including problem solving and troubleshooting according to predetermined criteria.
  • Correlate laboratory results to diagnosis of clinical conditions and/or diseases.
  • Perform information processing in the clinical laboratory.
  • Model professional behaviors, ethics and appearance.
Career Opportunities
  • 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.
Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

  • Health Requirements
  • Criminal Background Check

Transfer Opportunities
  1. Transfer in prior college work or get a free transcript review. Start here.
  2. Transfer a Moraine Park degree to earn a bachelor’s – learn more.
Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.


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.

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),  Program effectiveness data includes program certification rate, graduation rate, attrition rate, and job placement rate. This data is calculated using the average of the past three program years. 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 Certification Rate:
This is a three year average of the number 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 Graduation Rate
This is the three year average of the number 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 Attrition Rate

This is the three year average of the number 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.

Medical Laboratory Technician Job Placement Rate

This is the number 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.

Moraine Park Medical Laboratory Technician Results

Certification Rate 2016-2018: 100%

Graduation Rate 2016-2018: 92%

Attrition Rate 2016-2018: 8%

Job Placement Rate 2016-2018: 100%  

Medical Laboratory Technician

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

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Clinical Admissions Requirements
806-177General Anatomy and Physiology4
Must complete the series of three hepatitis B immunizations
Total 4
Semester 1
103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
513-110Basic Lab Skills1
513-113Quality Assurance and Laboratory Math1
513-115Basic Immunology Concepts2
801-136English Composition 13
806-186Introduction to Biochemistry4
890-101College 1012
Total 16
Semester 2
513-109Blood Bank4
513-120Basic Hematology3
801-1xxCommunication Course3
Total 17
Semester 3
513-116Clinical Chemistry4
513-130Advanced Hematology2
513-133Clinical Microbiology4
809-1xxSocial Science Course3
Total 13
Semester 4
513-140Advanced Microbiology2
513-151Clinical Experience 13
513-152Clinical Experience 24
513-153Clinical Experience Seminar3
513-170Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics2
809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
Total 17
Total Credits67