HEALTHCARE CAREERS THAT ADVANCE CURES
At Hondros College of Nursing, we strive to prepare students for their career by offering a student-focused, innovative, diverse, and collaborative learning environment. Our Medical Laboratory Technology program is designed to prepare students to be excellent laboratory professionals who provide essential contributions to their organizations and the patients they serve.
full-time program with four different starts each year
in as few as 18 months
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do Medical Laboratory Technicians do?
Medical laboratory technicians are essential members of a collaborative healthcare team. MLTs analyze body fluids, study samples, operate laboratory equipment and instruments, log data, and discuss findings with physicians. MLTs work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, diagnostic labs, and physician offices. Additionally, they can work in manufacturing to aid the development of consumer products. There are many opportunities for MLTs!
What characteristics make a good Medical Laboratory Technician?
The best Medical Lab Technicians love science, are extremely detail-oriented, and like working behind the scenes in a laboratory setting. They are flexible, agile, and must be able to communicate clearly. MLTs have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings in roles that are engaging and fulfilling.
What type of degree will be awarded?
Hondros College of Nursing offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. After successful completion of the MLT program, graduates will be eligible to take the exam for Medical Laboratory Technician certification through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification.*
What is the schedule like?
The MLT program is a full-time program and can be completed in as few as 18 months. The specific class schedule will vary from quarter to quarter. The MLT program will follow a quarterly academic calendar, with classes beginning in January, April, July, and October.
How many classes will I need to take?
The MLT curriculum has 94 credit hours and 24 courses, taken over six quarters. A student could potentially take fewer classes if prior coursework is transferrable. The Office of the Registrar will evaluate prior college credit to determine if any credits transfer.
What does the admissions process entail?
To get started with the enrollment process, prospective students should meet with an admissions representative and take the entrance exam. Prior to acceptance, students must meet all admissions requirements.
*Serious applicant status pending from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)