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    96% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-six percent of SCC's 2021 graduates found work or continued their education.
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    Medical Laboratory Technology student.
    96% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-six percent of SCC's 2021 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Graduate Report
    Medical Laboratory Technology student.
    96% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-six percent of SCC's 2021 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Graduate Report
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Medical Laboratory Technology

  •  Estimated Cost: $9,444

    Program Length: 4 semesters + 2 summer term

    Locations: Lincoln

    Start Term(s): Spring

    Awards Offered: AAS

    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 & Coagulation, Microbiology, Immunochemistry, and Transfusion Services). You will find support from our dedicated instructors and your classmates. We have found most students put their skills to the test while in the program working part-time as a MLT.

    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
    • pay attention to detail
    • utilize critical thinking skills
    • have excellent communication skills
    • maintain professionalism, including being honest, ethical and responsible
    • can maintain confidentiality

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

    Admissions Resources:

    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 $44,200. Career options include:

    • Medical Laboratory Generalist
    • Medical Laboratory Technician

    More information available at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    SCC’s program is accredited by:

    National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
    5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    773-714-8800

    Annual Reporting YearAcademic YearGraduation RateBOC Certification Pass RatePlacement Rate
    20227/1/21-6/30/22100%100%100%
    20217/1/20-6/30/21See note below*.
    20207/1/19-6/30/2093%100%100%
    20197/1/18-6/30/19100%90%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.

    Medical Laboratory Technology Program Goals.

    Upon successful completion of the program, and passing the national certification exam, graduates may find employment in all but three (3) 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, New York, and North Dakota

    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.

    Lynnett Paneitz, Program Director
    MA, MLS(ASCP)CM
    402-437-2760
    800-642-4075 ext. 2760
    lpaneitz@southeast.edu

    Tiffini Bailey, Instructor
    MS, MLS (ASCP)CM
    402-437-2761
    800-642-4075 ext. 2761
    tbailey@southeast.edu

    Leah Stamps, Instructor
    BS, MLS(ASCP)CM
    402-437-2763
    800-642-4075 ext. 2763
    lstamps@southeast.edu

    Ahmad Tumeh, Instructor
    AAS, MLT(ASCP)CM
    402-437-2762
    800-642-4075 ext. 2762
    atumeh@southeast.edu

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    SCC Grads Continuing Their Education in Nebraska