Medical Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology program, which consists of both classroom and clinical education, is designed to prepare you to work as a skilled professional who analyzes all types of body fluids in order to make a diagnosis for the physician, using various chemical and microscopic procedures. A Medical Laboratory Technician assesses the reliability/accuracy of the testing, maintains and operates diagnostic equipment, evaluates patient results, prepares analytical reagents and controls, and troubleshoots problems with specimens/analyzers, and other performs other duties.

The program graduate will be eligible to take the ASCP Board of Certification’s national professional certification examination, and will be able to work in a variety of clinical settings that include hospital laboratories, physicians' offices, and clinics. In this day of critical staff shortages, there is an urgent need for laboratory professionals, such as the Medical Laboratory Technician.

The IHCC Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018, (773) 714-8880 |

Program Details

Campus: Ottumwa
Entry: Summer Term
Length: 8 terms (24 months)
Program: Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

Shannon Bullard: Medical Laboratory Technology Graduate

Shannon Bullard

The techniques and procedures I learned in the program are exactly what I do now, on the job. I felt fully prepared and very comfortable to go to work.

Hear what Shannon has to say...

Admission Criteria

Policy Manual

Non-Discrimination Policy

Program Outcomes (2012–2016)
Graduation Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Enrollment 14 11 13 7 3
Enrollment, Program 2nd half 9 4 7 7 3
Completion 8 3 4 4
Retention Rate 89% 100% 67% 67%
National Certification Rate 100% 100% 100% 100%
Employment Rate 100% 100% 100% 100%
Continued Education Rate 25% 50% NA* NA*
Bridge Students (from CLA & PBT Programs) 2 3 3 2 1

NA* = Data is unknown (not available) at this time; graduates have not decided at this time.

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Stacie Mason, Program Director
phone: (641) 683-5319 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5319
Note: also the contact for information on courses in phlebotomy

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