Program overview

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is a sequence of courses and clinical practicum experiences that prepares students for technician positions in medical laboratories, related businesses, and industries. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. 

The advanced placement sequence is designed for students who have previously completed all the required general education courses of the program. It concentrates on Medical Laboratory Technology courses, allowing students to complete the degree requirements in three semesters (spring, fall, spring).

Program eligibility standards apply; consult a KCC advisor. Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions, and a negative drug screen. The curriculum of record for students applying to, but not yet accepted into, competitive entry health careers programs will be the Associate in General Studies.

Students in health career programs are advised to consult the Code of Campus Affairs and Regulations, section 11.4. This regulation concerns completion of all courses in health career curricula being completed with a grade of C or better.


This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; 773-714-8880. 

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the national certification examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Course format and additional information

Classes in the Medical Laboratory Technology program and advanced placement sequence are offered in a hybrid online format. For online hybrid courses in this curriculum, students' only in-person meetings are every two weeks for hands-on laboratory sessions at KCC.

See the program sequences and program requirements for course information and program length.