Medical Laboratory Technician

94%

Employed

94% of our recent graduates got a job in the industry.

$45k

Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $44,532.

Associate Degree

Program Number: 105131

Credits: 66

Area of Study: Health Sciences

Delivery Method: Some Online

Program completed online and in person

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $9,852.70
Materials/Supplemental Costs
-
$2,195.80
Other Costs
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$248.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
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 every Thursday evening and many Saturdays 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

Wisconsin law requires background checks for persons who provide care for others or have access to people who receive care. This law applies to students in many School of Health Education programs. Please review the Caregiver Background Check information on the School of Health Education Forms and Policies.

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. 

Medical Laboratory Technician
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Admission

To Apply

Students need to complete the petition process to get into core-program classes for this program. Before submitting an application, it’s important to review the Petition Process webpage which also includes estimated wait times for each program.

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

Regular Program         Accelerated Program

After Acceptance

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

Questions?

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

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 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.

Transfer

Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree. 

After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.

Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
Details
Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
Details
The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The terms of the Human Services Leadership agreement are limited to students who have complete an associates of applied science degree and have been admitted to the Human Services Leadership degree at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Non-Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
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

 

  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    201720182019
    Number of Program Graduates222118
    Number of Surveys Sent222118
    Number of Surveys Returned201717
    Percent of Surveys Returned90.90%81.00%94.40%
    Available for Employment201617
    Percent Available for Employment100.00%94.10%100.00%
    Not in Labor Market010
    Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%5.90%0.00%
    Available for Employment

    201720182019
    Graduates Employed181517
    Percent of Graduates Employed90.00%93.80%100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation181316
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.00%86.70%94.10%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation021
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.00%13.30%5.90%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment210
    Percent Seeking Employment10.00%6.30%0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201720182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.83.43.2
    Number of Satisfaction Responses201717
    Very Satisfied (4)1577
    Percent Very Satisfied75.00%41.20%41.20%
    Satisfied (3)598
    Percent Satisfied25.00%52.90%47.10%
    Unsatisfied (2)011
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%5.90%5.90%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)001
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%5.90%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201720182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses201717
    Preparation for Getting a Job477
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job20.00%41.20%41.20%
    Career Change1098
    Percent Career Change50.00%52.90%47.10%
    Improvement of Existing Skills312
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills15.00%5.90%11.80%
    Preparation for Further Education300
    Percent Preparation for Further Education15.00%0.00%0.00%
    Personal Interest000
    Percent Personal Interest0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Other000
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201720182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses181517
    Before Enrollment020
    Percent Before Enrollment0.00%13.30%0.00%
    While Attending the College540
    Percent While Attending the College27.80%26.70%0.00%
    After Training at the College13917
    Percent After Training at the College72.20%60.00%100.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201720182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses181517
    In College District151213
    Percent In College District83.30%80.00%76.50%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District323
    Percent of In Wisconsin16.70%13.30%17.60%
    Outside of Wisconsin011
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%6.70%5.90%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count161115
    Average Monthly Wage$3,558 $3,593 $3,711
    Average Hourly Wage$20.69 $20.89 $21.57
    Average Work Hours per Week39.739.838.9
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count22
    Average Hourly Wage$19.38 $22.62
    Average Work Hours per Week3128
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Ascension St Joseph Hospital Medical Laboratory Technician Milwaukee
    Celerion Medical Laboratory Technologist Tempe AZ
    Group Health Cooperative Medical Laboratory Technician
    Sauk Prairie Health Care Medical Laboratory Technician Prairie du Sac
    SSM Health Medical Laboratory Technician
    St Clare Hospital & Health Services Clinical Laboratory Technician Baraboo
    St Mary's / Dean Ventures Medical Laboratory Technician 2
    Unity Point Health-Meriter Medical Laboratory Technician
    UnityPoint Health - Meriter Laboratories Laboratory Technician
    UnityPoint Health - Meriter Laboratories Medical Laboratory Technician
    UnityPoint Health- Meriter- DeForest -Windsor Clinic Medical Laboratory Technician DeForest
    UW Health Medical Laboratory Technician
    UW Health Medical Technologist
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Medical Technologist

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    ** - 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 accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (5600 N River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; 773-714-8880).

2017 100% Board of Certification pass rate

2018 95.24% Board of Certification pass rate

2019 93.75% Board of Certification pass rate