Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technician Information Sessions

  Monday, November 7, 2016 | 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Monday, November 21, 2016 | 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

All sessions are held in Building 24, Room 111 on the DMACC Ankeny Campus.


Detecting Today's Medical Mysteries

Medical Lab WorkerMedical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) perform tests that help diagnose and treat diseases, detect medical mysteries like HIV/AIDS and recently helped track the trail of the recent Anthrax strain back to its source.

Trained MLTs look for clues in tests to determine the absence, presence, extent and cause of disease.

Med Lab Techs are in high demand.  Most graduates have employment waiting for them, some with sign-on bonuses.

If you enjoy:

  • independent, detailed work
  • looking at clues to solve problems
  • the medical and science field
  • challenging work
  • producing quality results

then Medical Laboratory Technology could be the profession for you. Look through this site to find out more about the Med Lab Tech program.

2015 Student Handbook

In order to be successful in the MLT Program, students must be able to demonstrate these essential functions.

MLT Program Outcomes

Graduation YearEnrollment in Final Half of ProgramCompletionRetention RateCertification Pass RateEmployment RateFurthering Education
2012141179%90%100%0%
2013161594%100%100%7%
2014151387%100%85%8%
2015171588%92%93%6%
​2016​16 FT; 6 PT​16​94% (overall)​100%​100%​13%