After applying for admission to the college, students must complete a second step to be formally accepted into this program. Several criteria are used to determine if a student is academically ready for the program. Students should contact a Health Technologies counselor to discuss the next steps: 440.525.7200.

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Laboratory tests play an important part in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. Medical laboratory technicians perform a wide variety of tests and laboratory procedures that require a high level of skill.

The medical laboratory technician analyzes the blood, tissues and fluids in the human body by using precision instruments such as microscopes and automated analyzers. Technicians assist in performing complicated chemical, microscopic and bacteriological tests including: blood cholesterol level; microscopic examination of the blood to detect the presence of diseases; and cultures of body fluid or tissue samples to determine the presence of bacteria, parasites or other microorganisms. Technicians may also type and crossmatch blood samples. Collection of blood samples by venipuncture and skin puncture is a required skill of medical technicians.

Technicians employed in small laboratories often perform a variety of tests, while those in large laboratories may specialize in areas such as microbiology, parasitology, clinical chemistry, blood banking and hematology. Medical laboratory technicians are valued members of the health team. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national certification exams given by the ASCP and NCA.

Contact our program director to learn more!


The MLT Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS):

5600 N River Rd.
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018

Certification Agency:
American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification


There is a shortage of qualified laboratory employees. Employment opportunities are many. Some area hospitals are offering sign-on bonuses.

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