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Clinical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Technician & Phlebotomy Programs

Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

Pre-Admission Seminars

Students applying to the Medical Laboratory Technician program are required to attend one Pre-Admission Seminar within three years prior to the application deadline (February 1st).

This seminar is an important and informative time when a Clinical Laboratory Science instructor will describe the Medical Laboratory Technician program and an Admissions specialist will describe the admissions process. In addition, you will have an opportunity to ask questions about the Medical Laboratory Technician Program. Prospective students will receive and sign off on information pertaining to health forms, drug testing and criminal background checks.

Failure to attend a seminar in its entirety will forfeit student's application for admission consideration. Please note the seminar could take up to two hours so plan accordingly. 

The seminars have concluded for this academic year.  Please check back summer 2024 for the AY 2024-25 schedule.

Directions to Campus and Campus Maps

Health Professions Admission Process

Advising Worksheet with Admission Requirements (PDF)

MLT Outcome Measures 2021-2023

Graduation Rates:

Graduation Year # of students who began final half of the program Attrition in final half of the program # of graduates Attrition % Graduation rate % 3-year average graduation rate
2021 7 1 6 14 100%  
2022 12 1 11 8 100%  
2023 11 0 11 0 100% 100%


ASCP Board of Certification Exam Pass Rates:

Graduation Year # of Graduates # of Graduates who took exam within 1st Year # of Graduates who passed exam Yearly ASCP Board of Certification pass rate % 4-Year average pass rate
2021 6 4 4 100%  
2022 11 11 8 73%  
2023 11 11 9 82% 85%


Placement Rates:

Graduation Year # of Graduates Employment or Continuing Education Student did neither Have no information on student Placement % 3-Year average placement rate
2021 6 6 0 0 100%  
2022 11 11 0 0 100%  
2023 11 11 0 0 100% 100%


MLT Responsibilities

  • Collects, processes and analyzes biological specimens and other substances.
  • Performs analytical tests of body fluids, cells and other substances.
  • Recognizes the factors affecting results and takes the appropriate action.
  • Applies basic scientific principles in learning new techniques and procedures.
  • Relates laboratory findings to common disease procedures.
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment and instruments.

student holding vial in labWhere does the MLT work?

  • Hospital Laboratories
  • Physician's Offices
  • Reference and Research Laboratories
  • State Public Health Laboratories
  • Federal Government Agencies
  • Industrial Laboratories

Program Clinical Sites:

Job Projections

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012-2022 projects Laboratory Technician jobs will be available with a starting salary of approximately $38,000.

Employment of Medical Laboratory Technicians is projected to grow 30% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that from 2012 to 2022, a total of 70,000 (an increase of up to 22%) new Medical Technologists and Medical Laboratory Technicians will be needed each year to meet the demand for laboratory services as the population of the U.S. ages. Wages are expected to rise due to the laboratory personnel shortage.

Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

5600 N. River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018

Phone: (773) 714-8880
E-Mail: info@naacls.org

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ASCP Board Certification

To be eligible for the American Society for Clinical Pathology certification for the Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT  examination category, an applicant must satisfy minimum requirements::

ROUTE 1 • Associate degree or 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a college/university accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency, • AND successful completion of a NAACLS or ABHES accredited MLT program within the last five years. The education received from a NAACLS or ABHES accredited MLT program is acceptable for a period of five years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

ASCP Alternate Paths to Certification (PDF)

Phlebotomy students: Interested in preparing for the National Certification Exam in Phlebotomy?