Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Laboratory Technicians perform tests in all departments of the clinical laboratory including blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology. You will operate complex electronic equipment, computers and precision instruments. You will also be responsible for confirming the accuracy of test results and reporting laboratory findings. This 22 month program includes 4 semesters of classroom and on-campus laboratory work, as well as a 24 week clinical practicum. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Sciences.
- Estimated Length of Program: 2 years
- Credential Awarded: Associate in Science in Medical Laboratory Technician
Although there are several routes to becoming certified to work in a clinical laboratory, there is no substitute for the education and on-the-job style training you can receive at STCC.Lindsey Snow, Class of 2015, Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Medical laboratory technicians (MLT), are laboratory professionals who perform tests in all departments of the clinical laboratory including blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology, and microbiology. They execute a range of laboratory tests from simple pregnancy tests to more complex tests to uncover diseases such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and cancer. Technicians operate complex electronic equipment, computers, and precision instruments costing millions of dollars that are capable of performing a number of tests simultaneously. These skilled individuals are responsible for performing laboratory tests efficiently and accurately for high-quality patient care. They are also responsible for confirming the accuracy of test results, and reporting laboratory findings to pathologists and other physicians. The information that clinical laboratory technicians give to doctors significantly influences the medical treatment patients will receive.
The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is twenty-two (22) months in length and includes four (4) semesters of didactic work in addition to a twenty-four (24) week clinical practicum at an approved affiliate. Clinical rotations are an integral part of the medical laboratory technician curriculum. The clinical component is based on contracts with local healthcare facilities. Please note that students must fulfill all requirements of the clinical site, to include drug screen, background investigations, safety training, vaccinations and health records, prior to the beginning of their clinical courses.
The primary goal of the Medical Laboratory Technician Program is to provide a quality education to the student, facilitating acquisition of the level of proficiency and competence required in the modern clinical laboratory.
Program Mission Statement
The mission of Springfield Technical Community College's Medical Laboratory Technician Program is to provide a quality education to the health student with a focus on laboratory and phlebotomy skills at a level appropriate to meet the standards as set forth by NAACLS.
Upon successful completion of the program requirements, the degree of Associate in Science in Medical Laboratory Technician will be awarded.