Medical Laboratory Technology

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 program. When you apply to the college, you will be accepted into the undeclared program 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.

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WHY CHOOSE THE MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM?
Medical Laboratory Technicians play critical roles in the healthcare community. MLTs are analytical thinkers and problem solvers dedicated to assisting the physician in the detection of disease and monitoring the effectiveness of treatment. Laboratory testing involves using microscopes to identify normal and abnormal blood cells, testing to make sure blood is compatible for transfusion, chemical tests such as cholesterol, drug, and hormone testing, and identification of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

 

SAMPLE CAREERS IN THIS FIELD
Clinical Laboratory Technician, Medical Laboratory Technician

 

DEGREES AVAILABLE
Associate of Applied Science. NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certification is based on students who are program-ready and does not include non-academic skills courses. Availability of degrees varies by campus. Contact your campus of interest below for more information.

   
   

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY
(Minimum of 69 credit hours)

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.

   

LOCATIONS
The Medical Laboratory Technology program is offered at the following campuses. Please click on the campus of interest below for contact and campus specific program information:

North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)
For more information contact Pam Primrose at 574-289-7001, ext. 5401 or pprimros@ivytech.edu.
Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)
MEDL Application 2014

MEDL Overveiw 2014

ASCP MLT Certification Exam Comparison to National Means:
  Sellersburg MLT Program Mean National Mean
Mean Scaled Score 544 495
Number Passing (Percentage) 100% 77.42%
Number Failing (Percentage) 0% 22.58%


SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Contacts

Betsy Boyd
Administrative Assistant
Pfau Hall
812 246.3301 ext 4725

Angela Sparkman
Instructor/Program Chair
812 246.3301, ext 4317

Wabash Valley (Greencastle, Terre Haute)
Contact:

Heather Christenberry, MLS(ASCP)cm
Program Chair, Medical Laboratory Technology
812-298-2251
hchristenberry@ivytech.edu

Medical Laboratory Technician Overview and Application Handbook

Program Outcomes