Medical Laboratory Technician

medical laboratory technician

Play a Significant Role in the Medical World
As a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) you will work in an expanding medical field under the supervision of a medical technologist or a physician. The job requires you to be dependable, give attention to detail, and to be honest and ethical. You will work with people mostly in hospitals but also in clinics and doctor’s offices. You will conduct laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, and play a significant role in the medical world.

The Medical Laboratory Technician curriculum at South Central College allows you to apply your newly gained knowledge in a simulated laboratory setting. You will gain experience and practice in basic clinical laboratory techniques, procedures, and phlebotomy while you earn your AAS degree. The MLT program at South Central College is nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Once you have completed the program you will be eligible for the national certification exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

South Central College’s Medical Lab Technician program is considered a “hybrid” class with hands-on and face-to-face laboratory experiences combined with online material. You will get the additional experience of being placed in a hospital or clinic internship.

Application Window: January 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017
Admission Dates: Fall Semester
Application Packet: pdfMedical Laboratory Technician 2017-18 Application Packet
South Central College Credentials: Medical Laboratory Technician AAS Degree
Location: Faribault and North Mankato Campus

 

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program at South Central College Includes:

  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Chemistry
  • Coagulation
  • Immunohematology

Job Statistics

Region2016 Jobs2021 Jobs% ChangeMedian Hourly WageMedian Annual Wage
SCC Surrounding Area 148 166 12.2% $22.50 $46,800
State 3,294 3,657 11% $21.59 $44,907

Source: EMSI


Program Placement

Placement StatusFY11FY12FY13FY14FY15

Med Lab Tech Grads Placed*

75% 89% 62% 80% 73%

Med Lab Tech Grads Continuing Education+

19% 29% 46% 7% 35%

* Percent of graduates available for employment placed in related occupation
+ Percent of graduates continuing their education 


Program Advisors
Stacy Hohenstein, MS, MT (ASCP)cm
(507) 389-7461
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Cathy Smesrud, BS, MT (ASCP)cm
(507) 332-5851
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