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Medical Laboratory Technician

Why Choose the Medical Laboratory Technician Program?

Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) play a crucial role in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of diseases and conditions in patients.

The MLT program at Clover Park Technical College is nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).  The program produces graduates who, at entry level, will possess the entry level competencies necessary to perform routine clinical laboratory tests in areas such as Clinical Chemistry, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunology, Immunohematology/Transfusion medicine, Microbiology, Urine and Body Fluid Analysis, and Laboratory Operations.

The associate of applied technology (AAT) degree can be completed in seven quarters and consists of two quarters of general education courses and five quarters of MLT specific courses.

The MLT courses consist of lectures and laboratories designed to train students in application of knowledge and performance of routine laboratory testing.  This prepares students for the final three clinical courses where, either during an on-site simulated lab or off-site rotation in a clinical laboratory, the students achieve entry-level competency in routine testing in all areas of the clinical laboratory.  This prepares individuals to work in any clinical laboratory in the country. Students may be required to perform rotations on evening shifts.

Upon successful completion of the program students are eligible to sit for national certification examinations such as the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification Exam (BOC), American Medical Technology (AMT) exam and American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB).

Students will complete two quarters of general education courses and CAH 110 Intro to MLT with a “C- “or higher prior to being eligible to enroll in the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) coursework.  Students may take longer to complete these requirements as necessary. There is no admissions process, the first fourteen students who complete all general education courses and CAH 110 Intro to MLT and register for the MLT courses are in the program. The MLT portion of the program starts in the summer quarter.

Once students enroll in the MLT portion of the degree, it is full time, Monday – Friday.  The program is hybrid, meaning that the lectures are online.  Students must listen to the lectures and complete quizzes over the material prior to coming to campus for laboratory.  A guided discussion is held prior to laboratory to answer questions. Laboratory experiences requires successful performance of all routine procedures performed in a clinical laboratory.  All MLT courses must be passed with a “C” or better to progress to the clinical training portion of the program.

Students who are employed in a clinical laboratory may complete the laboratory and clinical training portions of the program at their facility if the laboratory administrator agrees to become affiliated with the program.  This would require a meeting between the laboratory administrator and the MLT program director as a legal agreement must be signed.  Students eligible for the distance learning option are not included in the maximum on campus enrollment of fourteen.

The MLT courses provide students with knowledge and hands-on training in the laboratory departments of phlebotomy/processing, clinical chemistry, hematology, urinalysis/body fluids, serology, immunohematology, and clinical microbiology. After successful completion of the MLT coursework, students will be complete three clinical courses by being placed in an experience, either on-site in a simulated laboratory or off-site in an affiliated clinical laboratory, to achieve entry-level competency.

Medical Laboratory Technician - AAT, 5 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

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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, employment rates and exam pass rates.



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Certification Pass Rate (ASCP + AMT)






Program Mean

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National Mean

Pass = 400≥





Make application to the college which includes submission of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Attend a MLT information session. These are offered in person and virtually online.  

Make an appointment with the MLT student advisor, Kevin Kildun.

If you are currently working in a clinical laboratory and your employer is willing to support your training, laboratory and clinical, we offer a distance learning option.  This requires a meeting with your laboratory administrator and the MLT program director.

Meet Your Instructors

Tracey Gardner

Bldg. 21, Rm 222 - Program Director



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

To learn more about information sessions, visit

Visit the Academic Calendar at to see when the next information session is scheduled.

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