Medical Lab Technician - Online Program Option
Medical Laboratory Technician
Credits Required for Graduation: 62
Hibbing Community College is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) approved colleges and universities. This agreement allows students from states other than Minnesota to participate in our MLT-Online program. Please click here to see if your state is a participating NC-SARA state, in which case you would be eligible for admission at HCC. If you are a resident of a state that is not a member of NC-SARA and your state is NOT listed below, please contact the Admissions Office at 218-262-7207 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire whether you may still be eligible to participate.
Currently, to comply with federal and state regulatory requirements, Hibbing Community College will not accept students who plan on studying the Medical Lab Technician Program Online while maintaining a physical presence in:
*Hibbing Community College makes all attempts to keep this list up-to-date.
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. Hibbing Community College does not guarantee that the MLT program meets individual states' requirement needs for state licensure. For these requirements check with your individual state licensure institutions.
*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 and complete the "Facility Fact Sheet" and a "Faculty Fact Sheet" for each Precepter listed which are included in the Statement of Support file. Download the Statement of Support below.
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
|2015-2016 Program Plan|
Laura Parendo MLT Program Director/Instructor