The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program provides hands-on learning to students in areas like blood banking, clinical chemistry, and microbiology. The program prepares students to work in a clinical or medical laboratory setting, they will perform tests on blood and other body fluids to aid the doctor or other healthcare providers in diagnosing a patient’s illness or condition.
The Medical Laboratory Technician program is a 2-year Associates Degree of Applied Science. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology national certification exam (ASCP and/or AMT). This certification is recognized in healthcare organizations throughout the United States. The Medical Laboratory Technician Program sponsored by Central Arizona College Health Careers is designed to provide educational experiences which prepare the students for a professional career in the medical and clinical laboratory as a vital part of the health care team.
Many medical laboratory technologists and technicians work in hospitals. Others work in medical and diagnostic laboratories or doctors’ offices. Medical laboratory technologists and technicians will be in demand to use and maintain the equipment needed for diagnosis and treatment.