Medical Laboratory Technician | HCC

Medical Laboratory Technician

Positively impact the health of patients and our communities by becoming a laboratory professional.

Program Contact
Bobbi Roberts MHA, MT (ASCP)
Division Chair/Program Coordinator
GET STARTED TODAY 270-827-1867


What is a Medical Laboratory Technician?

Henderson Community College's Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program provides students with the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to work under the supervision of a pathologist in a clinical laboratory, hospital, or other health agency. It is a 2-year Associate in Applied Sciences degree program. In addition:

  • MLT students learn to collect specimens from the patient and perform laboratory tests in all areas of the clinical laboratory including immunohematology, clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology and urinalysis. Laboratory tests are critical to the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of disease processes.
  • Students enrolled in the MLT program must achieve a minimum grade of C in each of the medical laboratory technician courses to progress in the program.
  • Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the national certification examination as a medical laboratory technician to be MLT(ASCP).
  • KCTCS Certificates are available in Phlebotomy and Physicians Office Laboratory and can be earned in the first and second semesters of the program.
  • Potential students must have an aptitude for science and also possess the desire to serve others and demonstrate the highest degree of integrity, honesty, confidentiality, and responsibility.
  • Graduates can be employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, research facilities, public health centers, veterinary offices, colleges, industry, and the armed forces.
  • Graduates may transfer their credits toward a bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS).
Students working in a medical lab.

Getting Started

How Do I Pay For This?

Worry no more. With the lowest tuition in Kentucky, financial aid options, and a helping hand to guide you through the application process, HCC has you covered. We'll help you reach your dreams at a price that won't break the bank. In addition, all prospective students interested in pursuing a career in health care, advanced manufacturing, transportation/logistics, business services/IT, or construction can enroll and apply for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Financial Aid Office to discuss.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

How many hours are classroom/online sessions?

Associate in Applied Science:

Medical Laboratory Technician: 46-49 out of the 64 *required credit hours are classroom instruction. The remaining 18-19 general education credits can be completed online.


  • Phlebotomy for the Health Care Worker: 4-5 of the *required 4-5 credit hours are classroom instruction.
  • Physicians Office Laboratory: 8-9 of the *required 8-9 credit hours are classroom instruction.

    *does not include <100 level credit hour courses

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Two-Year Schedule

Student Information

For a current copy of the Medical Laboratory Technician student handbook containing specific program information for prospective and enrolled students, please contact the Allied Health division at 270-831-9740 or email Dana Walker to have one emailed to you.

The following information can be found in the Medical Laboratory Technician Student Handbook: 

  • program mission statement
  • program goals and graduate competencies
  • programmatic accreditation/approval status including contact information for accrediting body
  • program outcomes for the last three active years including certification, graduation, and placement rates
  • list of clinical affiliates
  • admission criteria
  • course descriptions including credit hours per course
  • program director and faculty name and rank
  • current tuition and fees including withdrawal and refund policies
  • student service work policy
  • policies and procedures for:
    • advising and guiding students while maintaining confidentiality and impartiality
    • clinical assignments specifically addressing when placements cannot be guaranteed
    • student grievance and appeals
    • program completion criteria including dismissal
  • academic calendar
  • rules and regulations governing acceptable personal and academic conduct, including behavior expectations for clinical experience

Program Outcomes

Year Graduation Rate Placement Rate External Certification Rate
(ASCP Board of Certification First-Year Pass Rate)
2020 100% 100% 100% (4 of 4 students)
2021 100% 100% 60% % (3 of 5 students)
2022 100% 100% 83% (5 of 6 students)
2023 86% 83% 80% (4 of 5 students)
2024* 100% 100% 100% (2 of 2 students to date)
*2024 data not final; Finalized data expected in JUNE 2025


The Associate in Applied Sciences at Henderson Community College's MLT Program is accredited by:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Phone: 773-714-8880
FAX: 773-714-8886

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