Medical Laboratory Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree - MLT.AAS.C24

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is a sequence of courses and clinical practicum experiences that prepares students for technician positions in medical laboratories, related businesses, and industries. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. See also Medical Laboratory Technology (Fast-track).

For online hybrid courses in this curriculum, students meet every two weeks for laboratory sessions at KCC.

For program entry requirements, consult a KCC advisor, see Information on Health Career Programs and read theminimum abilities requirements. Save and/or print this fillable eligibility check sheet.

Program coordinator: Glenda Forneris, email gforneris@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8835

Advising:  email advising@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8500

Medical Laboratory Technology Major (9 courses)
Credit hours: 39

All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C. For non-clinical online courses, students must meet for biweekly laboratory sessions at KCC.

  • * MEDT 1114 - Urinalysis and Body Fluids — online hybrid
  • * MEDT 1415 - Physiologic Systems — online hybrid1
  • * MEDT 1124 - Hematology and Coagulation — online hybrid 
  • * MEDT 2124 - Serology and Blood Banking — online hybrid
  • * MEDT 2044 - Clinical Microbiology — online hybrid
  • * MEDT 2214 - Clinical Chemistry — online hybrid
  • * MEDT 2316 - Clinical Practicum I2 — online hybrid
  • * MEDT 2326 - Clinical Practicum II2 — online hybrid
  • * MEDT 2462 - Medical Laboratory Technology Seminar — online

General Education (8 courses)
Credit hours: 29

All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.Complete all five sub-requirements:

  1. Communications - 6 credit hours
    • * ENGL 1613 - English I
    • * ENGL 1623 - English II
  2. Mathematics3 - 4 credit hours
    • * MATH 1814 - College Algebra or higher mathematics
  3. Biology - 8 credit hours
    Both biology courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher
    • * BIOL 1514 - General Biology I
    • * BIOL 2714 - Microbiology
  4. Chemistry - 8 credit hours
    Both chemistry courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher
    • * CHEM 1514 - General Chemistry I
    • * CHEM 1524 - General Chemistry II
  5. Social and Behavioral Science - 3 credit hours
    • * PSYC 1813 - Introduction to Psychology

Humanities Elective (1 course)
Credit hours: 3

Choose one IAI humanities elective.

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION - 70

*Course has prerequisite.

1May substitute BIOL 2644 - Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 2654 - Anatomy and Physiology II.

2In Clinical Practicum I and II, the student will spend four consecutive days each week (32 hours/week) in affiliated hospitals in the spring semester.

3Students who have fewer than two years of high school algebra should take *MATH 1424 - Intermediate Algebra. Students with more high school math background may elect to take a higher-level math (3-4 credits) than College Algebra. In addition to College Algebra, physics is strongly recommended for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in medical technology or clinical laboratory science.

Medical Laboratory Technology A.A.S. — Suggested Course Sequence

Fall
* MEDT 1114 4 cr. hrs.
* MEDT 1415 5 cr. hrs.
* MATH 1814 or higher math 4 cr. hrs.
* CHEM 1514 4 cr. hrs.

Spring
* MEDT 1124 4 cr. hrs.
* MEDT 2124 4 cr. hrs.
* CHEM 1524 4 cr. hrs.
* BIOL 1514 4 cr. hrs.

Summer
* BIOL 2714 4 cr. hrs.

Fall
* MEDT 2044 4 cr. hrs.
* MEDT 2214 4 cr. hrs.
* ENGL 1613 3 cr. hrs.
* PSYC 1813 3 cr. hrs.
Humanities elective 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
* MEDT 2316 6 cr. hrs.
* MEDT 2326 6 cr. hrs.
* MEDT 2462 2 cr. hrs.
* ENGL 1623 3 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Additional program information

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the national registry examination given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) and other certifying agencies. Medical Laboratory Technology graduates are prepared to enter medical technology/medical laboratory science bachelor’s degree programs at selected state universities with junior status.

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; 773-714-8880.

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions and a negative drug screen.

The curriculum of record for students applying to, but not yet accepted into, competitive entry health careers programs will be the Associate in General Studies.


Certificate in Medical Laboratory Assistant - MLT.CRT.C79

Consult a KCC advisor or the "Information on Health Career Programs" handout for program entry requirements.

The Medical Laboratory Assistant certificate is designed to develop within the student practical skills in performing basic laboratory “waived” tests. Graduates are prepared to enter employment as medical laboratory assistants, working under the supervision of a medical laboratory technician or technologist.

All courses must be completed with grades of C or better.

The student may make written application to the Office of Admissions and Registration to receive written verification of completion of the certificate program.

Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate Major (4 courses)
Credit hours: 11

Required courses:

  • * HLTH 1404 - Phlebotomy Techniques
  • * MEDT 1032 - Medical Laboratory Assistant Skills I
  • * MEDT 1043 - Medical Laboratory Assistant Skills II
  • * HLTH 1412 - Phlebotomy Techniques Practicum1

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION - 11

*Course has prerequisite.

1See “additional program information” below.

Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate — Suggested Course Sequence

Fall
* HLTH 1404 4 cr. hrs.

Spring
* MEDT 1032 2 cr. hrs.
* MEDT 1043 3 cr. hrs.

Fall
* HLTH 1412 2 cr.hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Additional program information

Students with one year of acceptable full-time phlebotomy experience will satisfy required courses of HLTH 1404 and HLTH 1412 for entry into the Medical Laboratory Assistant certificate program.

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions and a negative drug screen.


Certificate in Phlebotomy- MLT.CRT.C79A

The Phlebotomy certificate is designed to prepare students to learn how to properly collect, handle, and process blood specimens for analysis in health care settings. After completion, students are eligible to take a certification exam given by the American Society of Clinical Pathology or other agencies.

All courses must be completed with grades of C or better.

Phlebotomy Certificate (2 courses)

  • * HLTH 1404 - Phlebotomy Techniques
  • * HLTH 1412 - Phlebotomy Techniques Practicum

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION - 6

*Course has prerequisite.

Phlebotomy Certificate — Suggested Course Sequence

Fall
* HLTH 1404 4 cr. hrs.

Spring
* HLTH 1412 2 cr. hrs.

Additional program information

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; 773-714-8880.

Students who complete this certificate program are eligible to take the national certification examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions and a negative drug screen.