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Medical Laboratory Technician Program Details

Scope out your future in the Medical Laboratory Technician program at CVTC. If you find research exciting and like the thought of working in a lab, this is the right choice for you. This program helps you acquire the entry-level knowledge and skills you need to work in a clinical laboratory. Your work as a medical lab technician will help provide basic clues to potential illnesses, making this a rewarding career choice.

In the program you will learn how to:

  • Collect and process biologic specimens for analysis.
  • Perform analytical tests on blood, body fluids, and tissues.
  • Recognize pre-analytical and analytical variables in laboratory testing.
  • Monitor quality control.
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on laboratory instruments.
  • Maintain professional conduct in communication with patients, health care professionals, and the public.

The program includes a clinical experience allowing students to practice the principles and procedures of laboratory medicine in a clinical laboratory setting, including the operation of state-of-the-art instrumentation and the use of laboratory information systems to report.

When you complete the program, you will be awarded an associate of applied science degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician and will be eligible to take the national certification exam offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC).

Just the Facts

Medical Laboratory Technician
67 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program:
Two Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Bloodborne Pathogens
Students in this program should be aware of the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens. Learn more.

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $12,446

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Additional Information

Program Outcomes

Non-Traditional Occupation

Accreditation Information

How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application.  If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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Get a Job

100% of our Medical Laboratory Technician graduates get a job in the industry.

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Make More Money

Our recent Medical Laboratory Technician graduates reported an average starting salary of $33,902.

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Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.


These are a few of the courses you will take in the Medical Laboratory Technician program.
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  • Blood Bank
    This course focuses on blood banking concepts and procedures including blood typing, compatibility testing, work-ups for adverse reaction to transfusions, disease states, and donor activities.
  • Urinalysis
    This course prepares you to perform a complete urinalysis which includes physical, chemical, and microscopic analysis.
  • Basic Hematology
    This course covers the theory and principles of blood cell production and function and introduces you to basic practices and procedures in the hematology laboratory.

Transfer Credits

Once you’ve completed your associate degree at CVTC, if you are interested in pursuing further education, we have agreements with several institutions. To view a list of CVTC’s transfer agreements, click here.


  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Phlebotomist Lab Assistant

Career Outlook

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bureau of Workforce Information, a 9% growth is projected in medical laboratory positions in CVTC’s 11-county area by 2016.

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