Medical Laboratory Technicians are essential members of a patient’s health care team. Technicians collect and test specimens to provide results on which physicians make medical decisions. You will study diseases and testing procedures and learn how to operate lab equipment.

Medical Lab Technician

Is This Program Right for Me?

Are you meticulous about details? Do you thrive in a routine and task-oriented environment? Curious about tissues, cells and medical testing? Then you are well suited for a medical lab technician career!

The Missouri Health Professions Consortium (MHPC) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program at SFCC is coordinated through Moberly Area Community College (MACC). The program includes virtual classroom instruction, laboratory hands-on skills instruction on scheduled dates throughout the semester at MACC, and an off-campus clinical rotation component.

Upon graduation, you are eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology certification exam. Graduates who pass are recognized nationally as Medical Laboratory Technicians and are ready for a career in a variety of health care settings.


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


Occupational Outlook

Employment opportunities for MLTs in Missouri are above average. Salaries range from $29,640 to $79,530.

Data Sources – The website, which is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).

Admission to this program is competitive and limited, and prerequisites are required. This program starts in August, and application deadline is typically in May. You are required to submit all application materials to the Missouri Health Professions Consortium MLT admissions office in Mexico, Missouri, by the deadline.


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