Medical Laboratory Technician - Associate in Science (AS) (3486)
Do you enjoy helping patients, solving problems and finding answers? Do you have a love for science, biology and human health?
Consider a career as a medical laboratory technician and start with our Associate in Science in Medical Laboratory Technician Program to get you there!
All students interested in this program must begin in the Pre-Health Professions Program. Then, students may apply for admission into this program once they meet the requirements to apply. Students will discuss these admission requirements as part of their advising process.
Once you graduate, you may find a job in a variety of settings, including but not limited to:
- Acute care facilities
- Business, industry and veterinary offices
- Independent laboratories
- Physician office laboratories
You’re most likely succeed in this career and program if you:
- Are responsible and enjoy the challenge of solving problems
- Love science and on-going learning
- Have excellent communication skills and thrive in team settings
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Through hands-on instruction, our highly skilled instructors teach you how to perform the vital tests that primary care providers depend on to diagnose and treat patients. You also will be prepared to take the national entry-level credentialing exam that is administered by certifying agencies of the profession. You receive training in basic lab skills in our on-campus student laboratory and advanced clinical training in a local hospital laboratory.
By the time you graduate from our program, you’ll have the skills to:
- Work effectively with other hospital personnel
- Demonstrate the skills prescribed by laboratory professional organizations as MLT entry-level knowledge and skills expected of a new graduate upon successful completion of a formal educational program
- Successfully pass the national entry-level credentialing examination administered by certifying agencies of the profession
- Recognize how specialized training fits into the health care delivery system
- Write and speak effectively
- Appreciate accomplishments in the arts and sciences
Our program is selective, which means there are additional entrance requirements needed beyond your acceptance into HACC. Before entering into the clinical component of the program, you must complete certain requirements which may include payment. They include, but are not limited to:
- Background checks (Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI fingerprint check and the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check)
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
- Drug and alcohol screens
- Physical examination and immunizations
Our program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), located at 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119. The contact number is 773-714-8880.
This program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce. Should you choose to transfer to a 4-year school, HACC has negotiated agreements with some four-year schools that allow you to transfer with no loss of credits and complete a bachelor’s degree. For transfer options for this program, check with the Program Director or your advisor.
YOUR transfer options are:
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Yes! Thanks to the HACC Foundation, scholarships are available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships to learn how you can apply.
We offer classes in the spring, summer and fall, and future students may apply online to the College anytime. Though, the application for enrollment into the clinical component opens each June and clinical coursework begins each spring term.
When enrolling into this program, you must apply to the non-clinical component of the program first. Therefore, please use the program code 3486 when completing your application to ensure that you apply to the correct program.