As research continues to change the face of modern medicine, more sophisticated tests allow for more accurate and rapid diagnosis. Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) has become a technologically complex field requiring specific knowledge and skills. The MLT program at Ivy Tech will train you to proficiently perform the duties required in a Clinical Laboratory. This two-year Associate in Applied Science degree program will prepare you theoretically and technically for the procedures you will be performing.

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Support with a concentration in Medical Laboratory Technology while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Medical Laboratory Technology program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by:

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)


Associate of Applied Science (70 credit hours = 5 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

Courses you will take


Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

The order of classes may vary region to region; students should speak with an on-campus advisor.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

North Central (South Bend)
Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)
MEDL Overview and Application Process Booklet
MEDL Application

ASCP MLT Certification Exam Comparison to National Means:
2013 Sellersburg MLT Program National Mean
Mean Scaled Score 527 498
Number Passing (Percentage) 100% 78.89%


Angela Sparkman
Instructor/Program Chair
812 246.3301, ext 4317

Mark Kinkle
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Pfau Hall
(812) 246-3301, ext 4295

Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)

  • Floyd Memorial Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital South Bend
  • IU Health
  • The Medical Foundation

  • Medical Laboratory Technician