Medical Laboratory Technology

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Medical Laboratory Technology and Phlebotomy are professions that combine the challenges and rewards of both medicine and science.  A medical lab technician performs a wide range of laboratory tests that includes microscopic examination of blood, identification of bacteria and other lab testing that can lead to the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, AIDS and cancer. Visit ASCP and ASCLS for more information.

This online program allows students to work with their adviser to successfully tailor a course of study to include employment, personal obligations and career goals. Barton offers a cooperative lab on campus or the ability to work with a supporting cooperative laboratory/clinic in your living area as you arrange it. Barton also offers the ability to transfer general education courses from other accredited colleges or dual credit programs within high schools. 

Get Started

The Flowchart will help you see the steps needed to enroll into the MLT program, see the links below to complete these steps!

Steps to Success

  • Apply to Barton
    • You will receive a 9 digit student number;
      if you already have one, no need to reapply
  • Complete MLT Form
    • You will receive an email to set up an 
      interview time with program director 
  • Complete Castle Branch Account
    • This will need to be completed when you
      have one semester remaining of your
      general education courses

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Occupational Outlook

Occupational Outlook for MLTs remains strong, with Barton graduates maintaining an excellent placement record. With salaries starting at around $32,000 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics), your education at Barton makes you an integral part of the health care team, a detective that searches for the clues to the causes of illness and injury. Professional opportunities range from traveling MLTs, laboratory managers, cruise ship hospital techs, research and development along with infection control positions.

Curriculum Guides

The coursework in general education, life sciences, and specific medical laboratory sciences is supplemented by actual clinical experience in a medical laboratory. Upon completion of the MLT Program you will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree and will be eligible to take national certification examinations. This is a recommended degree for students who intend to use it as a bridge to other medical careers or pathways.

Curriculum Guide

Associate in Applied Science
Medical Laboratory Technology (68 hours - degree guide)
Medical Laboratory Technology (68 hours - semester guide)