Henderson Community College's Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program provides students with the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to work under the supervision of a registered clinical scientist or pathologist in a clinical laboratory, hospital, or other health agency. It is a 2-year Associate in Applied Sciences degree program. In addition:
The program is designed to serve the needs of those who wish to enter the field of clinical laboratory science on the technician level. Training is open to all adults 17 years of age or older (including handicapped, disadvantaged, or unemployed) who meet the requirements of the program and those specified by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The code of medical ethics as prescribed by the American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, and American Society of Medical Technologists is adhered to during all phases of instruction.
The mission of the MLT program is to prepare the student for gainful employment as a medical laboratory technician. The program focuses on assisting students in the development of the technical skills and knowledge necessary to perform in the clinical laboratory.
Associate in Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technician (Program specific)
Upon completion of the Medical Laboratory Technician Program, the graduate should be able to:
The pass rate on the national MLT(ASCP) certification exam, which all graduates of the MLT program at Henderson Community College are eligible to take, for the past three years is 85%. The graduation rate for students entering the second year of this program is 97%. The graduate job placement rate in a related field for the past three years is 96% (data from fall 2012 through spring 2015).
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
American Medical Technologists (AMT)
Study.com (What does a Medical Lab Technician do?)
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The Associate in Applied Sciences at Henderson Community College’s MLT Program is accredited by:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Web Page: http://www.naacls.org
A phlebotomy certificate can be obtained either through the MLT program, the Medical Assisting program, or independently. This certificate provides a student with the basic skills and practice to be able to perform phlebotomy. The certificate can be obtained through completion of MLT 101, PHB 151 and PHB 152 for those interested in MLT or a student can take MAI 120 and PHB 152 if interested in the Medical Assisting program. We also offer PHB 100 and PHB 155 as a phlebotomy certificate option for students who wish to be prepared to take a national certification exam in phlebotomy. This is an excellent certificate for anyone seeking a phlebotomy position at a local healthcare facility. A student can also obtain a certificate by completing PHB 170 and PHB 152. With any of these plans, the phlebotomy certificate can be earned in one semester. Job opportunities are available in hospitals, doctors' office laboratories, and private medical labs.
Phlebotomy Program Brochure
The certificates are KCTCS certificates and are not accredited by NAACLS.