Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

AWARD: Associates
LENGTH: 2 Years


The Medical Laboratory Technology degree is designed for the student who desires training in medical laboratory technology. Upon completion of the program and certification, the student may seek a career as a medical laboratory technician in hospitals, doctors’ offices, health departments, and private laboratories.

CVCC’s program is offered in cooperation with Centra. CVCC awards the AAS degree and Centra maintains accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018.


Admission is limited to 10 students per academic year. Individuals must meet with a CVCC academic counselor, submit a program application, and schedule an interview with program faculty. Prospective students must complete the program application process by June 30 prior to the fall semester of desired admission. Students are required to complete all first year courses prior to enrolling in MDL courses, earn a grade of “C” or better in all science and mathematics courses, and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Eligible students must begin MDL courses in the fall semester, attend full-time, and earn a grade of “C” or better in each to continue into the spring semester and graduate. Admitted students are required to submit a background check and immunization records, provide their own transportation to clinical sites, and purchase required uniforms.


  • Access to a computer that meets or exceeds the PC Specifications for Non-Technical Programs.
  • All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma or certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.
  • Following graduation, clinical experience will be provided in Centra health care facilities to receive a certificate of completion from Centra and be qualified to take a national certification exam.
  • Neither the AAS degree nor the certificate of completion is contingent upon the student passing any type of external exam.


The Program Pathway for Medical Laboratory Technology AAS is a resource for students that lists the following items:

  •     the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  •     suggested course when more than one option exists
  •     which semester each course is typically offered
  •     if the course has a prerequisite
  •     courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Medical Laboratory Technology AAS