Associate of Science,
Medical Laboratory Technician

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Ever wonder what happens after you’ve had your blood taken? Interested in a career in health care but not necessarily daily hands-on patient care? Do you have a love of the sciences?  Becoming a Medical Laboratory Technician might be your career path.

A Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is a health care professional who works in hospital and reference laboratories performing various analyses on blood and other body fluids. Areas MLT’s work in include clinical chemistry, hematology and coagulation, blood bank, microbiology and serology.

The associates degree consists of 63 credits and students take general education courses in chemistry and human biology as well as core courses in all the major areas of the laboratory. This program also consists of a 400 hour internship experience at area hospitals.

ABHES Accreditation

The Medical Laboratory Technician program at QVCC is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here for more details about this merger