Become a Medical Lab Technician with Training from MGCCC

The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program prepares individuals to work in a medical laboratory under the supervision of a medical technologist or pathologist and/or other physicians.

If you want to work in the healthcare field but without much direct patient contact, you may be a great fit for a career in MLT. Lab professionals work behind the scenes but contribute up to 70% of the information physicians use to make diagnostic decisions.

Program Overview

MGCCC’s Medical Laboratory Technology program prepares individuals to work in a medical laboratory under the supervision of a medical technologist or pathologist and/or other physicians. Included are routine laboratory procedures and tasks in the areas of hematology, bacteriology, immunohematology, chemistry, parasitology, immunology and urinalysis.

This program is 22 months duration and is offered in affiliation with local hospitals. The clinical laboratories are recognized as extended campuses of the college.

Graduates of this program will be awarded Associates of Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and are eligible to sit for national certification examinations.

Program Outcomes

What Students Learn

  • How to draw blood
  • Perform lab tests including:
    • Complete blood count
    • Blood typing
    • Antibody screen
    • Microbacteria culture
    • Antibotic sensitivities
    • Chemical and microscopic urinalysis
  • Straining procedures for blood, body fluids, and bacteria
  • Pipetting
  • The theoretical basis behind these procedures including application

Career Opportunities

Students successfully completing this program are prepared for employment in hospitals, medical laboratories, clinics, and industry as medical laboratory technicians.

The projected job growth from 2014-2024 is 18% for medical laboratory technicians.

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