Medical Laboratory Technician

Associate Degree

This program prepares learners to act as entry-level Medical Laboratory Technicians. The Medical Laboratory Technician is a member of the health care team who provides clinical information for disease prevention, medical diagnosis and treatment of the patient by processing specimens and performing laboratory tests. Medical Laboratory Technicians may also have responsibilities for information processing, training and quality control monitoring. They perform tests manually, with automated equipment or both. Graduates are qualified to take the Board of Registry examination from the American Society for Clinical Pathology. The majority of Medical Laboratory Technicians work in hospital or clinical labs. Some Medical Laboratory Technicians may choose to work for veterinary laboratories, industrial labs, insurance companies, research facilities, environmental labs or public health. The Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773.714.8880. Potential occupations include: Medical Laboratory Technician, Pathology Research Assistant, Quality Control Technician and Phlebotomist.

program at a Glance

Medical Laboratory Technician 67 Credit Associate Degree

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo General Studies Only
  • Medford General Studies Only
  • Phillips General Studies Only
  • Spencer General Studies Only
  • Wittenberg General Studies Only

Approximate Cost

$12,391 (Tuition: $9910, Books: $2481)

Average Starting Salary

$35,289 Annually, based on the 2014 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

  • Practice laboratory safety and regulatory compliance
  • Collect and process biological specimens
  • Monitor and evaluate quality control in the laboratory
  • Apply modern clinical methodologies including problem solving and troubleshooting according to predetermined criteria
  • Correlate laboratory results to diagnosis of clinical conditions and/or diseases
  • Perform information processing in the clinical laboratory
  • Model professional behaviors, ethics and appearance

Potential Careers

  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Pathology Research Assistant
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Phlebotomist

Course List

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Course List

Program Accreditation

The Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773.714.8880.

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Additional program Information

No Wait Lists

This program uses a competitive petitioning process for admission instead of a wait list. Once you meet eligibility requirements, you can petition to start program-specific courses.

CPR Requirement

Current CPR certification is required upon admission to this program. Accepted certifications include Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider.

Criminal Background Check

This program requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.

Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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