Medical Lab Technician

Medical Lab Technician

Associate of Applied Science

Credits Required for Graduation: 67.00

Program Overview

Medical Laboratory Technicians collect blood specimens, culture and stain bacteria, make microscopic and chemical examinations of urine, blood and other body fluid and cross match blood. The role of a medical laboratory technician is an important part of the detection, diagnosis and treatment of many diseases.

Students completing the program are eligible to take a national certification registry exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). Graduation is not contingent on passing the registry exam.

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, phone 773.714.8880.

Western MLT Program’s statistics for the three most recent calendar years (2013-2015)

Total number of program graduates 26
Program’s graduation rate (Students that started 2nd half of program and graduated) 100%
Total number of first time test takers of the ASCP Board of Certification BOC exam 25
Total number first time test takers that passed the BOC 24
First time BOC test taker percentage pass rate 96%
Total number of BOC test takers that passed within first year of graduation 25
Total percentage pass rate of graduates taking the exam 100%