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Medical Laboratory Technology Associate of Applied Science

Earn a medical laboratory technician degree for a career in a hospital, clinic, laboratory, or blood bank.

Harrison College’s medical lab technician program lets you apply your technical skills, compassion and attention to detail to work in a growing field that affects critical care decisions made by medical professionals. Gain hands-on experience collecting and analyzing blood and biological specimens on campus or in clinical externships as part of your medical laboratory technician education.

Each medical lab technician course prepares you to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification exam. Our associate's degree in medical laboratory technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

As a certified medical laboratory technician, Put your technical skills, compassion and attention to detail to the test by obtaining your Medical Laboratory Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree and becoming a medical laboratory technician.

As the health care industry continues to grow, you could become the next successful employee as a medical laboratory technician in a hospital, clinic, diagnostic laboratory, blood bank, physician’s laboratory, research laboratory or other medical facility. The range of opportunities is seemingly endless, and you may be able to earn about 21 percent more per hour on average than non-certified lab assistants, according to LabMedicine.

About Medical Laboratory Technology

As a medical laboratory technician, you will:

  • Collect and process blood and biological specimens for testing
  • Perform accurate clinical laboratory analysis on body fluids and tissues
  • Apply critical and analytical thinking for valid lab test results
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner within ethical and legal boundaries
  • Communicate effectively as part of a health care team

Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Technician Associate of Applied Science Degree program are eligible to register for the certification exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Learn more by viewing the Medical Laboratory Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree program sheet.

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MLT Program Outcomes

Harrison College is proud to present the 3-year average outcomes for the Medical Laboratory Technology program. The results below, for the Indianapolis East campus, exceed the benchmark in each category. Data for the Fort Wayne campus is not yet available.

Outcome Category Indianapolis East Campus Results Outcome Measures
ASCP MLT Certification Exam Pass Rate 80.0%

NAACLS Benchmark:
At least 75%
The 3-year average pass rate for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) exam is calculated based upon the results of graduates from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016 who attempted the exam within 1 year of graduation.
Graduation Rate 72.0%

NAACLS Benchmark:
At least 70%
The 3-year average graduation rate is calculated based upon those students who complete the half-way point of the program successful completion of the MLT1430 course, and were anticipated to graduate between July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017.
Attrition Rate 25.0% The 3-year average attrition rate is calculated based upon those students who completed the half-way point of the program, successful completion of the MLT1430 course, and were anticipated to graduate from the program between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2017, but left the program.
Graduate Placement Rate 92.3%

NAACLS Benchmark:
At least 70%
The 3-year average graduate placement rate is calculated based upon the number of graduates who graduated between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2016 and gained or continued employment within the field or a closely related field or continued their education, within 1 year of their graduation date.

 

Salary & Employment

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the medial annual wage for a medical laboratory technician was $37,240 in May 2012. Employment is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022.

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