Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical laboratory technicians (MLTs), also called clinical laboratory technicians (CLTs), perform a wide variety of clinical laboratory procedures and work in public, private and research laboratories serving the health care sector.
Graduates of the program qualify for national certification examinations sponsored by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) to become certified medical laboratory technicians/clinical laboratory technicians. National certification will allow licensing by the State of Hawaii as Medical Laboratory Technicians.
The MLT Program
The MLT program is a two-year curriculum. The first semester course-work must be completed prior to entering the program in the spring semester. The course of study is a combination of instruction in fundamental principles of selected laboratory techniques as well as clinical experience in affiliated medical laboratories. Students learn theory and to perform clinical laboratory procedures in phlebotomy, microbiology, blood banking, clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, and urinalysis. They also learn to operate and maintain basic clinical laboratory equipment.
The MLT Program is accredited by:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Phone: (773) 714-8880
FAX: (773) 714-8886
“Tell all your MLT students that this degree is useful in many areas, not just in clinical labs. Many people I've talked to are excited to have someone with an MLT background working for them. Also, we really learn a lot in this program. I only realize fully how much we know as a result of the MLT program after I passed the NCA and ASCP exams.”
– Christopher Lai Hipp, Class of 2001
“I've learned a lot about myself during this program. I hope I will become a great tech, because I had such great training from this program”
– Jacqueline Danielson, Class of 2006