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Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician
Associate Degree
68 Credits
Monroe Campus

Flexible Learning Options

Numerous classes in this program are offered in one or more of these formats. Learn more.

What You’ll Learn

If you are someone who likes to solve puzzles, has an aptitude for science and is fascinated by how the human body works, then the role of medical laboratory technician could be for you. A medical laboratory tech works behind the scenes, testing blood or other specimens to help doctors detect illnesses and diseases in order to determine the best course of treatment. It’s where science meets medicine and it’s a fascinating career for someone who is curious, analytical and interested in playing a key role in saving lives through the diagnosis and prevention of disease. It’s a growing field too, as the demand for medical laboratory technicians is high and continues to increase.

BTC’s Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares you for an entry-level position in a clinic, hospital or doctor’s office working in various areas of the lab such as microbiology or chemistry. There is always the opportunity for career growth, such as epidemiology, forensic medicine and biomedical manufacturing.  Many hospitals and clinics offer tuition reimbursement if you decide to pursue additional degrees. The program is full or part-time with some classes offered online, face-to-face and within our FlexLab option. The final semester is your clinical experience where you will spend 32 hours a week in laboratories in community healthcare facilities. We offer the program at our Monroe campus in a tight-knit structure giving you the attention you need to succeed.

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

68 Credits

$11,747

Average Wage

$40,235

Potential Careers

Medical Laboratory Technician
Lab Technician
Laboratory Assistant
Clinical Laboratory Assistant


Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.
Medical Laboratory Technician
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