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Medical Laboratory Technolgy Medical Lab Technology

NTCC Program Snapshot

What is a Medical Laboratory Technician?

Medical laboratory technicians (MLT) are vital healthcare detectives who perform a wide variety of tests to analyze blood and other body fluids, providing information to physicans that assists in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

 Program Descriptions

            NTCC offers a 24-month degree program consisting of two phases (this is only        an example of a possible degree plan).

  • Phase I - Classroom instruction offered on the campus of NTCC.

  • Phase II - Clinical training (externship) in an approved hospital or medical facility.

Graduates from the program are eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

As reported by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board:

  • Certification exam pass rate for graduates of this program - 75%
     (cumulative results from 2008 – 2011).  
  • Employment placement rate for graduates of this program - 88.9%
     (cumulative results from 2009 – 2011)

Medical Laboratory Technicians Have Many Career Options 

          In Hospital Laboratories, Clinics, Physician's Offices, Public Health 
          Laboratories. Reference Laboratories, Veterinary Laboratories, Sales
          and Marketing. Find more information on our Career Opportunities page.

Cindy Parsons, MT (ASCP) , Program Director - 903.434.8250

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This page last updated by C. Parsons on 07/14/2014

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