Medical Lab Technician - Online Program Option
Medical Laboratory Technician
Credits Required for Graduation: 68
The Online Medical Laboratory Technician Option offers individuals who are currently employed in a clinical laboratory an opportunity to move up the laboratory career ladder without having to quit their job, relocate, or go back to school full-time. Attending part-time, students earn an Associates of Applied Science degree that allows them to sit for national certification exams.
*To be accepted into the Online MLT Program, you must be currently employed in an accredited (JACHO/CAP/COLA/CLIA) laboratory that can provide a multidisciplinary laboratory experience. Prior to your acceptance into the MLT Online Program, your employer must sign a Statement of Support (download the Statement of Support).
The didactic (lecture) component of the program is delivered online by experienced Hibbing Community College faculty. The laboratory component of each course is completed with the help of a designated mentor or facilitator where you are employed or at another approved clinical site. The mentor/facilitator works with you on assigned laboratory exercises and serves as a proctor for written examinations. A detailed list of laboratory expectations is provided with each course. (These laboratory competencies can be reviewed by your mentor in advance by contacting the course instructor). At the end of the course, your mentor signs off on these labs, including comments on your performance.
The Medical Laboratory Technician Online Program is fully accredited by the:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119
The need for Medical Laboratory Technicians is growing faster than there are qualified people to fill these jobs. Currently, positions are open for qualified laboratory professionals at places such as Hospitals, Clinics, Public health facilities, Business, and Industry.
The employment outlook promises to continue to be strong, as there is a shortage of Medical Laboratory Technicians nationwide. We currently are at an average of 90% related employment rate within one year of graduation dating back to 2008. And thus far, 100% of 2013 grads in the MLT program have passed their national certification exam through ASCP
Medical Laboratory Technician A.A.S Degree-Online Program Plan
|2014-2015 Program Plan|
Laura Parendo MLT Program Director/Instructor