Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program

Most medical laboratory technicians work in a clinical laboratory either in a physician’s clinic or hospital. A medical laboratory technician (MLT) performs routine tests in all areas of the clinical laboratory including blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology. Working with the supervision of a medical technologist, a MLT performs a full range of laboratory tests for basic clues to determine the causes or extent of diseases or to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. Medical laboratory technicians must be dedicated and self-motivated. This skilled individual is responsible for performing laboratory tests efficiently and accurately for high quality patient care.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will apply knowledge of entry-level skills to accurately perform testing in all areas of the medical laboratory.
  • Graduates will evaluate clinical laboratory data and relate that data to various disease processes.
  • Graduates will comply with laboratory safety regulations and standards.
  • Graduates will demonstrate the elements of professionalism to operate as respected members of the health care team.
  • Graduates will employ interpersonal communication skills in relaying laboratory test information and when interacting with patients, lab personnel and other health care professionals.

MLT Program Requirements

Career Options

Program Costs

Based on the 69 credit hour program

In District $5,037.00 $415.00 $2,622.00 $7,732.00
Out of District $5,934.00 $415.00 $2,622.00 $8,971.00
Out of State $9,384.00 $415.00 $2,622.00 $12,421.00

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Campus Contacts:

Helena-West Helena

Julie Pittman

Phlebotomy Program Director/MLT Program Director
Helena-West Helena Campus

Phone: (870) 338-6474, Ext. 1109


Sylvia Boyd

Professional Advisor/Disabilities Coordinator
Stuttgart Campus

Phone: (870) 673-4201, Ext. 1809