Medical Laboratory Technician (AAS)

Medical Laboratory Technician, AAS

The Medical Laboratory Technician AAS prepares a graduate for employment in a clinical/medical laboratory. The graduate will perform routine lab testing for blood, urine, cultures, and other body fluids under the supervision of a medical laboratory scientist. Other responsibilities include performing test/instrument quality control and maintenance on a daily basis, as well as evaluating test results.

Program Information

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program (MLT) provides hands-on learning to students in areas like blood banking, clinical chemistry, and microbiology. The program prepares students to work in a clinical or medical laboratory setting. Medical Laboratory Technician’s perform tests on blood and other body fluids to aid the doctor or other healthcare providers in diagnosing a patient’s illness or condition.

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is a 2-year Associates Degree of Applied Science. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the  American Society for Clinical Pathology national certification exam (ASCP and/or AMT). This certification is recognized in healthcare organizations throughout the United States. The Medical Laboratory Technician Program sponsored by Central Arizona College Health Careers is designed to provide educational experiences which prepare the students for a professional career in the medical and clinical laboratory as a vital part of the health care team.

Student Information

2024 MLT Program Info and Admissions Packet