Medical Laboratory Technician - Associate of Applied Science

This program prepares students for work as medical laboratory technicians. Medical lab technicians perform tests on blood, tissue and other bodily fluids that assist physicians in making a diagnosis and guiding therapeutic decisions. The required courses will train students to handle fluids and microorganisms, analyze medical data, collect blood from patients and other practical skills. Students will gain clinical experience in local medical facilities to complement classroom activities. Job prospects for MLTs are excellent. In addition to working in hospital and clinical laboratories, graduates can pursue positions in research facilities, blood centers, medical equipment sales and technical support. This program requires a separate application in addition to the application for general admission to OTC. To view application details, visit

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Assist doctors and other medical staff
Perform medical tests and other tasks
Work with state-of-the-art chemistry equipment

Program Snapshot

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Credits: 73*
Graduation Retention Rate: 91%*

Possible Careers

Medical lab technician
Veterinary technician
Medical assistant

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses
credit hours
Pre-Admission Requirements

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Dr. Danyel Anderson
Medical Laboratory Technician
Program Director


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