Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

Program Description

If you like science and puzzles, then a degree in Medical Laboratory Technology is perfect for you! Medical laboratory technicians perform general tests that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Our program gives you hands-on learning experiences in the classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction in multiple areas (Phlebotomy, Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, and Transfusion Services). You will find support from our dedicated instructors and your classmates. 

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Awards Offered: A.A.S. Degree
Locations: Lincoln
Formats: In-Person
Start: Spring
Schedule: Full-Time / Part-time
Estimated Total Cost
$10,270 Associate of Applied Science

START HERE: Please follow the steps on the Get Started Checklist (PDF) to complete the program application process.

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You're a Good Fit

Medical laboratory technicians work in all areas of the clinical laboratory using high-tech instrumentation and microscopes to aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. You will be a successful MLT if you:

  • have a strong interest in science and technology
  • like to solve puzzles
  • are able to be careful and organized
  • have excellent communication skills
  • maintain professionalism, including being honest, ethical and responsible
  • can maintain confidentiality


Medical laboratory technicians are in high demand so you have excellent job opportunities. Most jobs will be in hospitals, but we expect employment growth in other medical settings. Recent SCC graduates report an average annual starting salary of $46,592. Career options include:

  • Medical Laboratory Technician

More information available at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Accreditation/Program Outcomes

SCC’s program is accredited by:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018

Annual Reporting Year Academic Year Graduation Rate BOC Certification Pass Rate Placement Rate
2023 7/1/22-6/30/23 100% 100% 100%
2022 7/1/21-6/30/22 100% 100% 100%
2021 7/1/20-6/30/21 See note below*
2020 7/1/19-6/30/20 93% 100% 100%

BOC = American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification Exam

*Southeast Community College switched from quarter to semester calendar. There were no graduating students during the 2020-2021 time frame.

State Licensure or Certification Requirements

Upon successful completion of the program, and passing the national certification exam, graduates may find employment in all but two (2) states.

The states that accept the national certification may have additional licensing fees and/or exams depending on the state’s laws and guidelines.

States where licensure or certification requirements are not met by this program’s curriculum – California and Florida

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution

Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution (NC-SARA) institution. As such, SCC is unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following areas at this time: American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report (PDF).

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact