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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!

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View program requirements! 

Once you graduate, you may find a job in a variety of settings, including but not limited to:

  • Acute care facilities
  • Clinics
  • 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 expected MLT entry-level skillset prescribed by professional laboratory organizations
  • 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

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

Please visit the health careers section of our website or email us for more information on the program admission requirements.

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.



  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.

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: 

Saint Francis University - Francis Worldwide: Medical Laboratory Technician (A.S.) (pdf)

You may complete this program at our Harrisburg Campus through various modalities (e.g.,on-campus/in-person instruction, hybrid, synchronous remote instruction and/or asynchronous instruction).

Students must be aware that even though the program begins in the Fall semester, they begin their coursework for this major during the Summer term.

Yes! Thanks to the HACC Foundation, scholarships are available. Please visit 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.  In addition, students must be aware that even though this program begins in the Fall semester, they begin their courses for this major during the Summer 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.



Future students, we are excited to connect with you and answer your questions. Please choose the option that works best for you to meet with us.

Current HACC students, please contact our Advising Department with any questions.