Why Choose the Medical Laboratory Technician Program?
Medical laboratory technicians perform routine analyses on blood and body fluids. Our Medical Laboratory Technician program combines class and laboratory training with clinical experience. Students cover a lot of information during their two quarters of academia on campus in a simulated clinical laboratory, as study focuses on the theory of laboratory testing of body fluids. Normal human anatomy and physiology and the changes that occur in diseased states are also studied. The clinical phase of the program covers the majority of the final two quarters, as students are assigned to laboratories in the Puget Sound area and rotate through all the departments of the clinical laboratory to gain experience. Upon successful completion, graduates are eligible to take the ASCP Medical Laboratory Technician certification examination, qualifying them for employment. With a completion time of approximately four quarters, our Medical Lab Technician degree is a fast way to get started on a great career in the health care field.
How Long It Takes:
View the MLT Student Handbook here.
The program is designed so students take the General Education classes before they start the MLT-specific classes. There are nearly 30 credits of GenEd courses. So it would take 2-3 quarters for students to complete those. (The MLT-specific courses can be completed in four quarters.) If a student transfers in all of the required GE courses, then they could conceivably complete in 4 quarters.
The Clover Park Technical College Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
8410 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 670
Chicago, Illinois 60631
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN
Median annual pay in Washington:
$43,600 per year
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.
NAACLS requires the publishing of program outcomes for the last 3 consecutive years. The benchmarks which must be met to retain accreditation are:
- Graduation rates – NAACLS requires that 70% of students who begin the final half of the program successfully graduate.
- ASCP Board of Certification Exam Pass rates – NAACLS requires that 75% or greater pass rate required
- Graduate Placement rates – NAACLS requires that 70% of graduates either find employment in the field or closely related field (for those who seek employment) or continue their education with one year.
|CPTC Program Benchmarks:||2015||2016||2017||3 Year Average|
|ASCP Cert. Exam Pass Rate||91.2%||100%||100%||90%|
|Graduate Placement Rate||60%||92%||100%||84%|
Medical Lab Technician Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Medical Lab Technician program, students will:
- Perform routine laboratory testing by following standard operating procedures in the laboratory.
- Demonstrating professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, and with the public.
- Recognizing and acting upon individual needs for continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.
- Recognize and evaluate normal and/or abnormal patient test results, and understand which confirmatory testing is needed.
- Demonstrate an understanding of safety hazards and precautions and identify symbols.
- Relating laboratory findings to common disease.
- Monitoring quality control within predetermined limits.
- Recognize pre-analytical, post-analytical, and analytical variables and corrective measures.