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Medical Laboratory Technician

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 105131

Overview

Madison College's Medical Laboratory Technician program combines fundamental laboratory techniques and clinical experience, preparing graduates for work in laboratories serving the health care sector. Medical Laboratory Technicians are an integral part of the healthcare field, collecting samples and performing tests to analyze body fluids, tissue and other substances.

The Medical Laboratory Technician program is offered in two formats: the regular five-semester program and an accelerated format.

The accelerated program begins in early August and concludes the following June. Successful students have all required general education support classes completed prior to beginning the accelerated core classes. The accelerated curriculum is offered online. Students come to campus Thursday evenings and every other Saturday to complete the lab portion of the Medical Laboratory Technician program. 

Please note that after acceptance to the Medical Laboratory Technician program, you will be required to complete a background check and provide documentation of current required-immunizations and current Healthcare Provider CPR certification.

Program Details

The Medical Laboratory Technician is offered full time or in an accelerated format.

Classes are offered Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

Medical Laboratory Technician program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Traux

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

Some of the courses for this program may be available online.

Medical Laboratory Technician


Admission

To Apply
 

  • View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.

Regular Program         Accelerated Program

  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
     
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

Once you have been admitted in a pre-petition status, your next step is to complete the petition requirements.

 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Outcomes

Madison College's Medical Laboratory Technician program serves to offer an associate degree designed for entry-level positions as a medical laboratory technician, to prepare students to successfully take national certification examinations, and to be successful medical laboratory professionals. 

After completing the Medical Laboratory Technician program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be prepared to:

  • Practice laboratory safety and regulatory compliance
  • Collect and process biological specimens
  • Monitor and evaluate quality control in the laboratory
  • Apply modern clinical methodologies including problem solving and troubleshooting according to predetermined criteria
  • Correlate laboratory results to diagnosis of clinical conditions and/or disease
  • Perform information processing in the clinical laboratory
  • Model professional behaviors, ethics, and appearance
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of equipment and instruments according to predetermined criteria
  • Perform and report results of the clinical laboratory tests
  • Communicate with colleagues and patients in a professional manner
  • Participate in training peers on technical skills

Graduates of this program qualify for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Certification Exam for MLT (ASCP).

Madison College's Medical Laboratory Technician program 2017 graduate Board of Certification pass rate: 100%.
Madison College's Medical Laboratory Technician program 2017 graduation and attrition rates: 11% attrition, 85% graduation in two years.

(Final submitted by Mary Nelson 10/18/04. Revised 4/27/06. State Wide Curriculum revised 11/2012).

Careers

Earning your associate degree in the Medical Laboratory Technician program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as a:

  • Medical Laboratory Technician: performing routine laboratory tests on blood, urine, and body fluids to help in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury in a hospital, clinic laboratory, or reference laboratory.
  • Laboratory Technician/Research Assistant: performing routine and special laboratory tests in a variety of laboratory settings, including research, industrial, environmental and food science labs

With additional training and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Medical Technologist)
  • Medical Microbiologist
  • Laboratory Computer Sales or Training Specialist
  • Laboratory Sales/Product Representative
  • Instrument Service Technician
  • Quality Control Officer
  • Biomedical Instrument Specialist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Safety Officer
  • Laboratory Science Instructor/Trainer

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    67
    Tuition
    $9653.60
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $2385.34
    Other Costs
    $248.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $12286.94
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 17 15 22
    Number of Surveys Sent 17 15 12
    Number of Surveys Returned 12 11 11
    Percent of Surveys Returned 70.60% 73.30% 91.70%
    Available for Employment 12 11 11
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 0 0 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 12 11 11
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 11 11 11
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 91.70% 100.00% 100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 0 0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 8.30% 0.00% 0.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 0 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.7 3.5 3.9
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 12 11 11
    Very Satisfied 8 6 10
    Percent Very Satisfied 66.70% 54.50% 90.90%
    Satisfied 4 5 1
    Percent Satisfied 33.30% 45.50% 9.10%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 12 11 11
    Preparation for Getting a Job 4 4 3
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 33.30% 36.40% 27.30%
    Career Change 4 6 6
    Percent Career Change 33.30% 54.50% 54.50%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 2 1 0
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 16.70% 9.10% 0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 1 0 2
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 8.30% 0.00% 18.20%
    Personal Interest 0 0 0
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Other 1 0 0
    Percent Other 8.30% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 12 11 11
    Before Enrollment 3 0 0
    Percent Before Enrollment 25.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    While Attending the College 1 3 3
    Percent While Attending the College 8.30% 27.30% 27.30%
    After Training at the College 8 8 8
    Percent After Training at the College 66.70% 72.70% 72.70%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 12 11 11
    In College District 11 8 10
    Percent In College District 91.70% 72.70% 90.90%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 2 1
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 18.20% 9.10%
    Outside of Wisconsin 1 1 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 8.30% 9.10% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 9 10 10
    Average Monthly Wage $3,260 $3,299 $3,441
    Average Hourly Wage $18.95 $19.18 $20.01
    Average Work Hours per Week 40.4 43.4 38.9
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 2 1 1
    Average Hourly Wage $19.19 $18.00 $20.12
    Average Work Hours per Week 31 24 30
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 39 62
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 19 66
    Total Jobs 58 128
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Covance Laboratories, Inc Medical Laboratory Technician 2
    Dean Health Systems Clinical Laboratory Technician 2
    Mercy Health System Medical Laboratory Technician Janesville
    Meriter Hospital Medical Laboratory Technician
    Monroe Clinic & Hospital Medical Laboratory Technician Monroe
    St Clare Hospital & Health Services Medical Laboratory Technician Baraboo 2
    St Mary's / Dean Ventures Medical Laboratory Technician
    St Mary's / Dean Ventures Medical Technician
    Stoughton Hospital Medical Laboratory Technician Stoughton
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Senior Histology Technician
    UW Medical Foundation Medical Laboratory Technician 2
    UW Medical Foundation Medical Technologist
    Wisconsin Fertility Institute Medical Technologist Middleton
    Wisconsin State Laboratory Of Hygiene Microbiologist

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu

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Madison College's Medical Laboratory Technician program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (5600 N River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; 773-714-8880).