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