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Medical Laboratory Technician
Associate Degree (AAS)
Financial Aid Eligible
*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
Get the hands-on skills you need to become a medical laboratory technician. You’ll learn to perform routine clinical laboratory testing in hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular and other emerging diagnostics as the primary analyst making specimen oriented decisions on predetermined criteria, including a working knowledge of critical values. Communication is vital in this career and you’ll obtain the skills needed for interaction with team members, external relations, customer service and patient education. Throughout your training you’ll also receive experience in information processing, training others and quality control monitoring.
Certified Clinical Laboratory Technician
Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Clinical Lab Technician
Medical Lab Technician (MLT)
Estimated Program Cost
This program will cost about
based on current tuition and fees.
Additional materials and supplies will cost
Textbooks will cost about $2,476.15*.
Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.
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Medical Laboratory Technician
* Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.
* Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.
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TEAS Score Requirement
A TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) composite score of 58.7 or above is required for admission to the Pre-Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene, OTA , Medical Lab and Neurodiagnostic Programs.
Upon completion of TEAS, call Counseling and Advising at 920-735-5696 to discuss program and requirements
High School Transcript
Submit a final, official high school transcript or an official copy of GED/HSED certification scores.
Med Lab Technical Standards
Read, sign and submit a Technical Standards form found at www.fvtc.edu/MLTFA; Submit the signed form to Fox Valley Technical College, Enrollment Services, PO Box 2277, Appleton, WI 54912-2277.
Credit Transfer Options
They're your credits. Take them with you!
Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.
- 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, ethics, and appearance
Criminal activity reported will be communicated to healthcare agencies which provide student clinical and internship opportunities. Healthcare agencies have the legal right to deny a clinical or internship experience based on crimes committed. Completion of your program cannot be guaranteed if your criminal history precludes you from completing any clinical or internship experience.
Students must obtain a C grade in each required general education and core course. If a C grade is not obtained, you will be required to repeat the course.
You will be required to complete a Certified Criminal Background Check prior to enrollment into internship or clinical experience. Do not submit these records until you are asked to provide them to your instructors.
Your program requires that you complete General Anatomy & Physiology (10-806-177) which has the following prerequisite: ACCPL Read >= 80 OR ACT Read >= 20 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; ACCPL Sentence >= 83 OR ACT Engl >=18 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; and 2 semesters of HS Chemistry OR Gen Chemistry (10-806-134) with C or better.
Students will be required to electronically submit clinical documentation, which includes immunizations, when accepted into core courses.
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