Medical Laboratory Technician

If you enjoy solving puzzles and collecting scientific data, explore Gateway’s Medical Laboratory Technician associate degree program. Medical laboratory technicians collect specimens and perform tests ordered by doctors to help diagnose a wide range of medical conditions. You’ll receive over 500 hours of hands-on practice in simulation labs and clinical settings before graduating with the in-demand skills employers are looking for.

  • Gain hands-on experience working with hospital-grade analyzers, handling and testing simulated and actual specimens, and reporting results.
  • Develop real-world skills through over 500 hours of hands-on clinical experience. Students will complete 216 hours in Gateway’s simulation lab learning the duties and responsibilities of a medical laboratory technician in a controlled environment, followed by 288 hours of experience on-site at a clinical laboratory applying their skills to real patient specimens.
  • Learn on your schedule. The Medical Laboratory Technician program is offered in a hybrid format, with hands-on labs and flexible online coursework.
  • Get certified. This program prepares you to sit for the Medical Laboratory Technician (American Society for Clinical Pathology) Board of Certification exam, which is required for employment as a medical laboratory technician.
Program Credits



Racine Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $11,731
Books & Supplies: $1,167

Start Dates


Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Medical Laboratory Technician, Clinical Laboratory Technician, Laboratory Technician, Phlebotomist

Medical Laboratory Technician Career Pathway

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