Medical Laboratory Technician

Associate in Applied Science

Medical laboratory technicians participate in helping find the causes of illness and disease by performing tests like microbiology, urinalysis, hematology, and chemistry. Medical laboratory technicians, or MLTs, work in the laboratories of hospitals, healthcare clinics, medical diagnostic labs, or physician offices.

support in the ICC Academic Support Center

Instruction in the program prepares students for the work they’ll be doing after graduation as well as the board examination required for employment. Clinical rotations are offered at over 20 Illinois laboratories in the Central Illinois region.

A Quality Education

100% job or education placement.

Get Involved

Network with other students through ICC student organizations including the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Medical Laboratory Technician


24 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters
65 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


6 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Shelby Wagemann
Tragic Loss Inspires Natalie to Help Others in Radiographer Program
Sara Owens
A Career Path Change Leads to Changing Lives

It’s an intense program emphasizing critical thinking and practical skills, but our graduates are prepared to enter the workforce and begin their career. This program is perfect for anyone looking to remain behind the scenes but be involved in patient care.

Vincent Strow, Assistant Professor – Health Careers
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Medical Laboratory Technician Program?

Take your love of science and interest in healthcare into a career as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application.
  2. Submit health science application.
  3. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  4. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  5. High school coursework in English, math, and chemistry is beneficial.
  6. Mandatory observation in a clinical laboratory or MLT student laboratory, or completion of MLT 100 or MLT 110.

What Can I Expect as a Medical Laboratory Technician Student?

Program Outcomes

NAACLS requires the publication of program outcomes for the last 3 consecutive years. The benchmarks which must be met to retain accreditation are:

  • Graduation rates – NAACLS requires that 70% of students who begin the final half of the program successfully graduate.
  • ASCP Board of Certification Exam Pass Rates – NAACLS requires a 75% or greater pass rate.
  • Graduate Placement Rates – NAACLS requires that 70% of graduates either find employment in the field or closely related field (for those who seek employment) or continue their education within one year.

Graduation Rate (based on final half of the program)

No. who began the final half553
No. who began final half and graduated553
Graduation Rate100%100%100%
3 Year Average100%

Board Certification Exam Pass Rate

No. of graduates553
No. who sat for BOC within 1 year533
No. who passed BOC within 1 year533
% Passed100%100%100%
3 Year Average100%

Graduation Placement Rate (Employment)

No. graduates who responded543
No. placed543
Placement rate100%100%100%
3 Year Average100%


The MLT Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL  60018, Tel. (773) 714-8880, Fax (773) 714-8886 or email naaclsinfo@naacls.

Additional Information

Additional Opportunities

Innovative Bridge to Health Careers

The Innovative Bridge to Health Careers Program is an 8-week program that will engage participants in training designed to introduce and academically prepare them for entry into the various ICC Health Career opportunities.

Learn More Sign Up

How Am I Going to Manage This?


  • Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm

    Virtual Stretch Hours
    Mon-Tue: 4:30 pm – 6pm