Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

Build Tech-Focused Healthcare Skills

You can play a vital role in the healthcare industry as a medical laboratory technician (MLT). Medical laboratory technicians perform, evaluate, and assure the accuracy of laboratory test information and collaborate in patient diagnosis, treatment, and therapy.

As an MLT graduate, you’ll be able to work in hospitals, physician’s offices, private reference laboratories, research, biotechnology, public health, non-clinical industrial laboratories, and sales or technical services.

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Kirkwood offers more than $3 million in scholarships for students each year, including some that are specific to the Medical Laboratory Technology program.

Students in this program may be eligible to have half their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant.

A one-hour program conference is required prior to acceptance to the program. You'll learn more about the program, specific admissions requirements and have the opportunity to have questions answered by program faculty and staff.

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Enjoy small classes taught by quality instructors who have expertise in clinical laboratory science. You'll learn hands-on with advanced laboratory equipment and facilities, as well as clinical experience in hospital and public health settings.

This program combines classroom and online learning with laboratory and clinical site experience.

You’ll perform sample collection, test analysis, principle application, quality control monitoring, use and maintenance of automated and electronic instruments, troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques under the supervision of a medical laboratory scientist or pathologist in compliance with safety and governmental regulations.

You’ll also study chemistry, hematology, blood bank, microbiology, immunology, molecular diagnostics, and quality assurance.

When you finish the program, you’ll be eligible to take the national certification exam from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Enjoy small classes taught by quality instructors who have expertise in clinical laboratory science. You'll learn hands-on with advanced laboratory equipment and facilities, as well as clinical experience in hospital and public health settings.

This program combines classroom and online learning with laboratory and clinical site experience.

Enjoy small classes taught by quality instructors who have expertise in clinical laboratory science. You'll learn hands-on with advanced laboratory equipment and facilities, as well as clinical experience in hospital and public health settings.

This program combines classroom and online learning with laboratory and clinical site experience.

MLTs are trained to work in multiple settings such as hospitals, physician’s offices, private reference laboratories, research, biotechnology, public health, nonclinical industrial laboratories and sales or technical services.

The Kirkwood Community College Medical Laboratory Technology Program is currently seeking accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

The Kirkwood Medical Laboratory Technology program, with the assistance of the clinical affiliates, strives to provide a quality educational experience to train highly qualified and competent individuals who possess the necessary skills for employment as entry level MLTs. The program is committed to meeting the employment needs of the clinical laboratories in the regions we serve.

Upon graduation, the students will receive and Associatesof Applied Science Degree and will be eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification Examination.


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Help provide funds for Medical Laboratory students by making a designated donation to the Donna K. Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship fund.

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Questions?

Allied Health

2164 Linn Hall
319-398-5566
allied.health@kirkwood.edu