Medical Laboratory Technology

Lab tech reads the instructions on testing strips

Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)

Collaborative Program with Competitive Enrollment
Prepare to work in a hospital or clinical laboratory by mastering lab procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and hematology that are used to assess patient health and diagnose disease. If you’re already a certified practicing phlebotomist, with an eye to the future, this program is the logical next step in your career path. The MLT curriculum emphasizes mathematical and scientific concepts utilized in specimen collection, lab testing and procedures and quality assurance. 


Possible Careers
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician


Study Options
Medical Laboratory Technology A.A.S Degree (A45420)


Collaborative Program
The Medical Laboratory Technology program is offered in collaboration with Southwestern Community College. Students can take general education courses at Mitchell and take MLT-prefix courses online through Southwestern, which awards the MLT degree. This collaboration is geared to the certified practicing phlebotomist.

Students must complete the application process at both Mitchell Community College and Southwestern.


Competitive Enrollment
The Medical Laboratory Technology program typically has more applicants than available space. Competitive enrollment programs may have different application deadlines and requirement

Southwestern Community College Medical Laboratory Technology Admission Requirements

Program Accreditation
The Medical Laboratory Technology program at Southwestern Community College is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Contact information: NAACLS, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119. Phone: (847) 939-3597 or (773) 714-8880, fax (773) 714-8886. Website:


Mary Marks
, Program Coordinator
(704) 978-5424