Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician

Notice: The McLennan Medical Laboratory Technician Program has a new degree plan with updated academic requirements for admission for Fall 2019. Please contact the Program Director for program advising.
Alisa Petree 254-299-8406

McLennan's Medical Laboratory Technician program is a two-year associate degree program that prepares students to fulfill an important role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. An essential part of the health care team, the highly skilled MLT provides vital data that helps physicians determine the best treatment for their patients.

Although the MLT is often not personally involved with patients, he or she plays a critical role in providing care for the patient. Using manual techniques, technology and sophisticated instrumentation, MLTs examine and analyze body fluids, tissues and cells, as well as identify infective microorganisms. They analyze the chemical constituents of body fluids, identify blood clotting abnormalities, cross-match donor blood for transfusions, and test blood for drug levels in order to measure the efficacy of treatment.

The mission of McLennan's Medical Laboratory Technician program is to provide a comprehensive range of quality education and training for students. Through classroom, laboratory and clinical hours** at hospitals and laboratories, students learn to perform diagnostic laboratory tests in hematology, immunology, coagulation, immunohematology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, and urinalysis/body fluids.

Upon graduation, students are eligible to take a national certifying examination for Medical Laboratory Technicians. Students may also choose to continue their studies through McLennan's University Center to obtain a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).

**To participate in clinical rotations, the student must have a completed immunization record and CPR certification approved by the American Heart Association.


The McLennan Community College Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018; 773-714-8880;

Information Sessions

Information sessions for the Medical Laboratory Technician program are held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in room 317 of the Science building.

Spring 2020 Sessions

  • January 27
  • February 24
  • March 30
  • April 27
  • May 18 (May 25th is Memorial Day)
  • June 29th

No MLT sessions in July/August

For More Information

Contact Alisa Petree at 254-299-8406 or

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Drew Canham, Title IX Coordinator Vice President, Student Success
McLennan Community College
Administration Building, Room 408
1400 College Drive
FAX: 254-299-8654 or

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For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or program director. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.