Medical Laboratory Technician

To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/medical-laboratory-technician/

Program Number: 10-513-1
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:

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.

Transfer Opportunities

Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Visit the Transfer Opportunities page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
 

Additional Information

State Licensure Disclosure:  Moraine Park’s Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares students to obtain the required licensure to be employed/practice in Wisconsin. The College does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examinations or licensure for other states. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about accreditation and licensure.  

Mission Statement of the Medical Lab Technician Program

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), http://www.naacls.org. 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 2018-2020: 100%
  • Graduation Rate 2018-2020: 100%
  • Attrition Rate 2018-2020: 0%
  • Job Placement Rate 2018-2020: 100%
Medical Laboratory Technician

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