MHPC Medical Laboratory Technician Program

Application deadline for the 2024/25 session has passed. Watch for 2025/26 Application Packet in the upcoming Fall semester.

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The MHPC MLT Program admissions process does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, marital or parental status, or the presence of a non-job-related condition or disability.

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Missouri Health Professions Consortium
Medical Laboratory Technician Program

Application Deadline is May 15th.

Medical Laboratory Technicians occupy an essential function on the healthcare team. This group of professionals focuses on laboratory specimens and techniques that provide physicians with test results for medical decisions. The breadth of knowledge needed to function in this profession includes areas of:

  • Hematology and Coagulation
  • Clinical Microbiology, Parasitology, Mycology and Virology
  • Immunohematology
  • Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis
  • Immunology
  • Phlebotomy

Core classes in this program study human diseases and laboratory tests that identify them. Students learn to operate equipment in medical laboratories and perform a wide range of procedures. Classroom lecture and clinical instruction emphasize proper specimen collection and handling, understanding test procedures, safety, quality control, acquisition of technical skills, and troubleshooting techniques. The MLT program prepares you to assume responsibility in various laboratory settings, medical or non-medical, clinical diagnostic or research, hospital or reference laboratories.

The Missouri Health Professions Consortium (MHPC) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program is coordinated through Moberly Area Community College and is offered through the following community colleges:

  • East Central College (ECC)
  • Mineral Area College (MAC)
  • Moberly Area Community College (MACC)
  • North Central Missouri College (NCMC)
  • State Fair Community College (SFCC)
  • Three Rivers College (TRC)

Students interested in the MHPC MLT Program are admitted to the community college on the same basis as other students, but admission to the college does not guarantee admission into the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT). Students in the MHPC MLT Program register for all MLT courses through the “home campus” at which they have applied and been selected for MLT program admission. Students interested in the MHPC MLT Program must complete all “Pre-MLT general education course requirements as outlined on the Academic Map.”  All transfer credits are evaluated at the home campus for equivalencies.

When students have successfully completed the Medical Laboratory Technician program, they will be eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology certification examination. Granting the degree is not contingent on passing the registry examination.

In keeping with the mission of the Missouri Health Professions Consortium (MHPC), the Medical Laboratory Technician program has been developed to meet the increasing demand for highly competent medical laboratory technicians in rural and underserved areas of Missouri. The purpose of this associate degree program is to prepare selected individuals to provide accurate and reliable diagnostic testing results to the citizens of Missouri. We educate and prepare laboratory generalists, to have the knowledge, skills and professional behaviors that are necessary to be eligible to apply for the national certification examination as well as meet employer expectations in the community service area.

Upon completion of the MHPC Medical Laboratory Technician Program, the graduate will be eligible to sit for the ASCP-BOC certification exam. Upon passing the exam, graduates will be recognized nationally as Medical Laboratory Technicians.

Graduates of the program will have experience in and be qualified to provide laboratory services to patients in many different healthcare settings, including, but not limited to, hospitals, clinics and physician offices.

Below are the program outcomes expected of every graduate:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of laboratory professional practice by providing safe, effective and accurate laboratory test results while maintaining patient confidentiality.
  • Utilize established laboratory procedures taking into consideration the application of scientific principles, technical skills for operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment, and relationship of laboratory findings to disease states to ensure appropriate patient diagnosis and treatment.
  • Employs professional conduct and communication skills with patients, families, laboratory personnel, healthcare team members, and the community as a medical laboratory technician.
  • Participate in professional development activities valuing the importance of continuous learning in laboratory medicine.
  • Comply with Federal, OSHA, and laboratory safety procedures for the well-being of the patient, healthcare team, self, and community.

Program Outcomes
When students complete an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) degree at MACC they will be able to: MLT-program-outcomes. This is our program promise.

Listed below is the current three-year historical data for Graduation Rate, ASCP-BOC Certification Rates and Employment Placement Rates.

Graduation/Attrition Rates
Program YearsGraduation RateAttrition RateNumber of Graduates of Program
7/1/23 – 6/30/24100%7%13 graduates
7/1/22 – 6/30/2393%26%14 graduates
7/1/21 – 6/30/2295%9%20 graduates

ASCP-BOC Pass Rate
Graduation YearPass RateNumber of Students Taking BOC

Job Placement Rates
Graduation Year%

The MHPC MLT program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science is is committed to being the premier agency for international accreditation of educational programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related health care disciplines. 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018-5119. ph: 773-714-8880. fx: 773-714-8886. email:

Per accreditation standards, in the event of program closure, the MLT program will notify enrolled students of arrangements to complete all required program courses. In addition, all clinical sites have a contingency plan to allow for clinical rotations and practicums to be completed before terminating any agreement. In case of natural disaster, the Consortium colleges would determine how the program would be able to continue, using resources available after emergency situation has been cleared. In the event the student laboratory building was damaged, there are other College locations that could house the program to allow for students to complete the student laboratory portion of the program. Due to the program being virtual in nature, the learning management system houses program curriculum online. In the event the learning management system is no longer in operation, the program curriculum, records and documents are stored separately on a network server accessible to the faculty and staff within the program.

Lastly, clinical rotations are non-compulsory outside of class hours. Students will be supervised at all times and will not replace qualified staff.

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