Medical Laboratory Technician

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Healthcare
  • Program Code: 10-513-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Medical Laboratory Technician Degree

Description

Begin a rewarding healthcare career as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT). Students attend classes four to five days each week; clinical experiences near the program’s end are arranged at clinical laboratories. Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible to write national certifying examination.

Currently, the job market looks favorable. Opportunities exist in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, commercial industries, scientific research and infection control.

This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Additional program details: The clinical experiences near the program’s end are arranged at clinical laboratories. Service work cannot be substituted for the clinical experiences. Service work by students is non-compulsory outside of class hours. Students attending clinical cannot be used as staff replacement. Upon acceptance to the program and at the start of clinical, a formal faculty-led orientation will occur with all program students.

Upon completion of the program, you are eligible to write a national certifying examination, American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOC).

Medical Laboratory Technician Clinical Sites

  • Advocate Aurora Health Care
  •  Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s
  • Children’s Wisconsin
  • City of Milwaukee Health Department
  • Froedtert Health (West Bend Hospital, Menomonee Falls Hospital)
  • Midwestern Regional Medical Center
  • Quad/Med LLC
  • United Dynacare/WI Diagnostics
  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1)  ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
3
(1) NATSCI-177 General Anatomy and Physiology ‡
(or) NATSCI-201 Anatomy & Physiology 1‡
and NATSCI-202 Anatomy & Physiology 2 ‡
4
(1) NATSCI-186 Introductory Biochemistry ‡ 4
(2) CLABT-110 Basic Lab Skills 1
(2) CLABT-111 Phlebotomy ‡ 2
(2) NATSCI-197 Microbiology ‡ 4
(2) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
3
(2) SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) Any 200-level HIST or SOCSCI course
3
(3) CLABT-113 QA Lab Math ‡ 1
(3) CLABT-114 Urinalysis ‡ 2
(3) CLABT-115 Basic Immunology Concepts ‡ 2
(3) CLABT-120 Basic Hematology ‡ 3
(3) CLABT-121 Coagulation ‡ 1
(3) ENG-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
3
(4) CLABT-109 Blood Bank ‡ 4
(4) CLABT-116 Clinical Chemistry ‡ 4
(4) CLABT-170 Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics ‡ 2
(5) CLABT-130 Advanced Hematology ‡ 2
(5) CLABT-133 Clinical Microbiology ‡ 4
(5) CLABT-140 Advanced Microbiology ‡ 2
(5) CLABT-151 Clinical Experience 1 ‡ 3
(6) CLABT-143 Seminar ‡ 1
(6) CLABT-152 Clinical Experience 2 ‡ 4

TOTAL CREDITS

62

( ) Semester order for full-time students.

‡ Prerequisite required.

The clinical experiences near the program’s end are arranged at clinical laboratories. Service work cannot be substituted for the clinical experiences. Service work by students is non-compulsory outside of class hours. Students attending clinical cannot be used as staff replacement. Upon acceptance to the program and at the start of clinical, a formal faculty-led orientation will occur with all program students.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Fall Start: Petition for program in February

Spring start: Petition for program in September

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

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, communication, ethics, and appearance

Medical Laboratory Technology Program Outcomes 2020 (pdf)

Career Outlook

Currently, the job market looks favorable. In the laboratory, the MLT performs analytical procedures under the supervision of a medical technologist or physician. Procedures include the collection and analysis of blood and other body fluids in such areas as hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular, and other emerging diagnostics.

For additional career information, visit www.ascp.org.

Possible Career

Medical Laboratory Technician

Admission Requirements

This program admits students through a petition selection process.
Learn more about the petition process

The following are required for admission to the program:

  • HP-A2 pre qualifying exam
  • B- or higher the following courses: 
    • NATSCI-177* or NATSCI-201 and 202
    • NATSCI-186* or NATSCI-207* and  208
    • NATSCI-197*

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Accreditation

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; 773-714-8880www.naacls.org.

QUESTIONS?

Healthcare Academic & Career Pathway
262-238-2281healthpathway@matc.edu

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, H Building, Room H116
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 11/22/2020