Ivy Tech's Medical Laboratory Technology program emphasizes hands-on learning — including experience in a hospital lab. Each course features lab and lecture components, teaching skills such as:
Collecting, processing and analyzing biological specimens
Performing analytical tests of body fluids and cells
Identifying and factors that affect lab procedures and results and making necessary corrections
Practicing quality control and safety principles
Relating lab findings to common diseases
Interacting with other lab and healthcare personnel, patients and the public
After completing the Ivy Tech Medical Laboratory Technology program, you can pursue medical or microbiological lab technician roles for:
The Medical Laboratory Technology program at Ivy Tech has a selective admissions process, which means not all students who apply to the program will be accepted. Start by applying to Ivy Tech and enrolling in Healthcare Support with a concentration in Medical Laboratory Technology while you complete the prerequisite requirements. There is a separate application process for the Medical Laboratory Technology program.
Ivy Tech's Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Laboratory Technology degree program emphasizes hands-on learning that can lead to a career as a medical lab technician. The degree also can prepare students to conduct microbiological testing for various industries. Students learn how to:
Safely collect, process and analyze biological specimens and other substances
Interact professionally with patients, lab personnel, other healthcare professionals and the public
A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week terms. For students taking fewer classes at a time, the courses are numbered to show the overall number that will be taken.
Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location dependent on clinical availability.
Due to the nature of the medical field and the hands-on learning Ivy Tech's program incorporates into the curriculum, courses are generally taught in a traditional, in-person format. Instructors do creatively use other methodologies (such as Zoom or Ivy Learn) in some instances, though.
As medical lab technicians, graduates of the Medical Laboratory Technology AAS degree program can pursue roles working for medical and biological laboratories in:
Industries like food manufacturing
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should
be well versed in upon graduating from the program.
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