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Medical Lab Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician

Connect your people skills with technical know-how for specimen collection, blood draws, transfusions, research, or urinalysis/serology. 

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What is a Medical Lab Technician?

The MLT Program at HCTC has three certificates: Phlebotomist, Phlebotomy for the Healthcare Worker, and Physician’s Office Laboratory. By completing the Medical Lab Tech courses below, you will learn proper techniques in venipuncture, capillary, and specimens’ collection processes, understand medical ethics, learn appropriate laboratory terminology, anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, interact with patients and medical personnel, maintain records, process specimen, perform safely in a lab, apply knowledge with venipuncture complications, and ensure overall quality assurance. This accelerated training program is provided by HCTC's Workforce Solutions department.

What are my career choices?

Phlebotomists are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctors’ offices. Job opportunities and occupations include: Phlebotomist, Medical Assistants, Clinical Lab Tech, and Medical Lab Tech. 

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of medical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031, which is faster than the average for all occupations. An increase in the aging population is expected to lead to a greater need to diagnose medical conditions, such as cancer or type 2 diabetes, through laboratory procedures.

What certificates can I get?

MLT Certificate Programs can be completed in one semester.

 

The Medical Lab Tech Certificate programs are 9 credit hours (completion will earn all three certificates). 

  • Tuition and Fees: $1,665
  • Book, Tools and other Materials: $500

Learn about the many options to pay for college including the Work Ready Scholarship.

Phlebotomist and Phlebotomy for the Health Care Worker Certificates

  1. Demonstrate professionalism.
  2. Follow established clinical laboratory safety guidelines.

  3. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication with supervisors, peers, physicians and patients.

  4. Demonstrate an awareness of ethical considerations in making value choices.

  5. Carry out an established quality assurance program.

  6. Perform routine capillary and venipuncture procedures.

Physician’s Office Laboratory--Certificate

 

  1. Demonstrate professionalism.

  2. Follow established clinical laboratory safety guidelines.

  3. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication with supervisors, peers, physicians and patients.

  4. Demonstrate an awareness of ethical considerations in making value choices.

  5. Carry out an established quality assurance program.

  6. Perform routine capillary and venipuncture procedures.

  7. Perform minimum complexity testing in the clinical laboratory.
Medical Lab Tech Courses

PHB 170
MLT 112 
MLT 115 
PHB 155 

Applied Phlebotomy 
Urinalysis
Serology
Phlebotomy Clinical 

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Program Coordinator

Linda Elkins

Medical Laboratory Technician 

606-487-3065

keila.miller@kctcs.edu

Program Contact

Keila Miller

Workforce Solutions

Director of Workforce Solutions

606-487-3287

keila.miller@kctcs.edu

Myla Barrett

Workforce Solutions

Continuing Education & Community Services

606-487-3065

myla.barrett@kctcs.edu 

Jesse Riley

Workforce Solutions

Workforce Development Liaison

606-487-3414

jriley0133@kctcs.edu 

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