Everything in the Medical Laboratory program at Ivy Tech is very hands-on. All courses consist of both a lecture component and a lab component, and labs are set up as true to real life lab as possible. Students will work on microscopes, chemistry analyzers, do microbiology testing, etc. just like in a real lab. In addition, the clinical experience gives them a semester of learning in a real hospital lab.
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.
In addition to meeting the requirements outlined in the Essential Functions, students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing and physical exam. The details and process will be provided at an orientation. Please contact the program faculty for more detailed information.
Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Technology program go to work in hospital laboratories, physician’s office laboratories, large research labs, and even a few graduates have gone on to work in industries like food manufacturing doing microbiological testing. Our graduates are able to work in a variety of medical and biological laboratories!