Do you have a fascination for science and medicine? Move Mountains in the healthcare field and become a Medical Laboratory Technician!
Our MLT program will prepare you to become a qualified technician with the technical skills and confidence to perform laboratory procedures encompassing low, medium and high complexity testing. With your AAS degree, you will be able to work with healthcare partners and physicians to determine the causes of patient illnesses.
Our program is designed to give you a top-quality education while still allowing you to continue to work while you get your degree. Our lab sessions are held on Friday afternoon and Saturdays and all MLT courses are hybrid (partially online) to provide the flexibility you need. You can opt to take the 1-year fast-tracked program and get your degree sooner, if you have completed all general education classes prior to program application.
As a part of your degree, you'll spend 13 weeks in a clinical internship program at hospital clinical sites. This will help improve your skills and give you real-world experience. It will also help you make connections to take that next step in your career path.
If you want to take your education even further, we have transfer agreements with 4-year institutions to help get you to the next step in your educational journey. Speak to an advisor to learn more.
What can you do with an MLT degree?
As a certified MLT, employment is available in:
- Medical clinics
- Physician's office laboratories
- Public health facilities
- Nursing homes
- Veterinary laboratories
- Industrial laboratories
- Environmental laboratories
The Colorado projected percent change in medical and clinical laboratory technician’s employment between 2012 and 2022 is expected to be +34%. The expected number of yearly job openings in Colorado is about 100. The 2014 statistics from the Bureau of Labor indicated that the median hourly wage for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in Colorado is $18.78 and the median annual wage is $39,100.
Are you ready to Move Mountains? Apply to the Medical Laboratory Technology program today.