If you like science, solving mysteries, and teamwork, Medical Laboratory Technology may be the career for you! The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) curriculum at Wayne Community College will prepare you to become a valuable part of a medical team of pathologists, technologists, and technicians working together to provide information to aid in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of disease. Highly qualified MLTs perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology and immunohematology. Our curriculum will provide training in theory as well as clinical experience.
Medical Laboratory Technician was ranked #39 on the list of “100 Best Jobs of 2013” as ranked by the US News and World Report.
In addition to tuition and textbooks, costs of this program include a watch with a second hand, uniforms, shoes, lab coat, American Heart Health Care Provider CPR certification, physical examination and immunizations. Students must also have access to reliable transportation for attendance of clinical practicums at various off-site facilities.
Students are required to submit to a criminal background check and drug testing prior to and/or during participation in clinical experiences of the site.
Employment: Hospitals; state, local, and private
Medical and diagnostic laboratories
Offices of physicians
Colleges, universities, and professional schools; state, local, and private
Salary: See the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the US Department of Labor for more information on the duties, salary, and expanding employment opportunities of a Medical Laboratory Technologist.
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term
The MLT program at Wayne Community College is currently seeking accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119 (Phone: 773-714-8880). Upon the college earning accreditation, graduates may be eligible to take the national certification examination given by the ASCP Board of Certification. The associate degree is NOT contingent upon passing a certification or licensure examination.