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Medical Laboratory Technician

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 healthcare field.

There is a shortage of both medical laboratory scientists and medical laboratory technicians. Employers are looking for professionals with hands-on experience and a high knowledge level, along with excellent soft skills (pleasant to be around, interested in learning new concepts, quick to learn, but pay attention to detail, show up to work on time, and do their job efficiently and correctly).

How Long It Takes:

Medical Lab Technician AAT Degree: 4 quarters

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. 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)
5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL  60018  
(773) 714-8880

Potential Careers

Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician Career & Wage Details

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Career Pathway

NAACLS Program Outcomes

As a program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), the Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program must make outcome measures for the past three years available to prospective and enrolled students. The outcome measures defined by NAACLS include completion rates, placement rates and the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (BOC) Exam pass rates.

Additional data has been provided for the certification exam comparing CPTC program mean scores with the national program scores mean.  The minimum score to pass the exam is 400


NAACLS Requirement

2019 2020 2021 3 Year Avg
Number of Grads NA 13 13 13 13
Completion Rate 70% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Placement Rate 75% 92% 100% 100% 95%
BOC Pass Rate 75% 91% 100% 92% 94%
Program Mean Pass = 400> 544 568 542 NA
National Mean Pass = 400≥ 515 520 501 NA

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Brittany Smith

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Terry Kotrlam MS

MT(ASCP)BB MLT Program Director

Medical Laboratory Technician Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

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