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Mission Statement

The MLT Program is dedicated to providing quality education and training appropriate to provide students with entry-level competencies in all areas of the clinical laboratory. The MLT Program is committed to providing ethical, competent, and capable medical laboratory technicians to serve the needs of the medical community. The MLT Program strives to inspire students to be life-long learners.

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Medical Lab Technology

Description of Program
Medical Lab Technicians perform a wide range of laboratory procedures to assist the physician in the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of disease processes. It is estimated that 75% of diagnoses are made based upon laboratory test results. The Medical Laboratory Technology Program at NPC consists of 68 credit hours with the student receiving an Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology upon successful completion. The student is then eligible to take a national certification exam.

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MLT Applications will be accepted January 15th through April 15th. MLT classes begin Summer I.

For placement and participation in clinical activities student must successfully pass a criminal background check and a drug screen.
To apply to NPC's Health Sciences program, you can submit an application via email or U.S. Postal Service. The application can be downloaded from the left navigation menu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Medical Laboratory Technology (A.S.) (68 SSCH)
MLT Brochure | View Degree Plan

Program Goals

The program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). NAACLS may be contacted at 5600 N. River Road Suite 720; Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, (773)714-8880,

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In accordance with NAACLS all MLT students must be provided a list of “ Essential Functions ”, a set of criteria used to determine whether an individual qualifies for admission to the program and is capable of performing in the classroom and laboratory with or without reasonable accommodations as accomodations cannot be guaranteed in clinical facilities.

All courses required for the MLT Program must be completed with a “C” or better for continuation in or completion of the MLT Program.

Because this is a specialized program, all courses required for the Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology are accepted in transfer at selected institutions. Consult your advisor regarding the articulation agreement between NPC and other institutions for further information.

The above Median Loan Amount represents the median amount of loans incurred by students who have completed this degree/program.

Phlebotomy (Technical Certificate) (34 SSCH)
Phlebotomy Brochure | View Degree Plan

Due to the increase in the number and complexity of laboratory tests and the need to increase the efficiency and cost effectiveness of detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease, phlebotomy has become a specialized area of practice. A strong background in science is supplemented with communication and interpersonal skills, ethics and decision making, and professional growth in a structured series of courses. Graduates from this certificate program will be eligible to sit for national certifying exams.

If you have questions about this program, please contact Carol Spargo at 501-760-4130 or

The above Median Loan Amount represents the median amount of loans incurred by students who have completed this degree/program.
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