Medical Lab Technician (MLT) Program
Medical Lab Technician Program
Career Options / Medical Lab Technician

Medical Lab Technician Program

Call Josh Kraushaar at 515-574-1334 or email to to get enrolled today!

The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program prepares the student to perform a full range of laboratory tests - from a simple blood glucose test to complex tests to uncover diseases such as HIV and cancer. Medical Laboratory Technicians must work quickly and accurately. The information they give to the doctors influences the medical treatment a patient receives. In their search for data on a patient's health, MLTs obtain blood samples from patients of all ages. They analyze blood, urine and other body fluids using a microscope or other complex precision instruments.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Iowa Central Scholarships
    General, Foundation, and External scholarships available to all Iowa Central students can be explored by clicking here.
  • National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarships
    Click here to visit the organization (NAACLS) which accredits our Iowa Central MLT Program.  Find additional links to and information about scholarships available to MLT students through professional laboratory organizations from around the nation! 
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science – Iowa Scholarships
    The Iowa chapter of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) has annual scholarships available to MLT and MLS students in our home state!  Click here to learn more!
  • Clinical Laboratory Management Association – Iowa Scholarships
    The CLMA is a community that brings together clinical lab professionals from all over the country.  There is an Iowa Chapter of the CLMA which gives out multiple scholarships each year to MLT and MLS student in our home state.  Click here to learn more!
  • Last Dollar Scholar
    The Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship is an award that covers the remaining tuition and institution-wide mandatory fees after non-repayable state and federal financial aid are applied.  The Last-Dollar Scholarship focuses on increasing opportunities for more Iowans to acquire the skills to fill high-demand jobs and meet workforce needs, so it is not based on income but you must fill out a FAFSA to be eligible.  Visit: to learn more.

Course Schedule

More Information

Iowa Community colleges have developed the following Core Performance Standards for all applicants to Health Care Career Programs.  These standards are based upon required abilities that are compatible with effective performance in health care careers.  Applicants unable to meet the Core Performance Standards are responsible for discussing the possibility of reasonable accommodations with the designated institutional office.  To view the full Iowa Core Performance Standards, click here.

Iowa Central MLT Program Outcomes

Outcome Measure MLT Graduate Year
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total # of Graduates 7 12 11 9 10
Graduation Rate 78% (7/9) 100% (12/12) 92% (11/12) 100% (9/9) 91% (10/11)
*Attrition Rate 22% (2/9) 0% (0/12) 8% (1/12) 0% (0/9) 9% (1/11)
Employment Rate
100% (7/7) 91% (10/11) 91% (10/11) 100% (9/9) 100% (9/9)
# of Examinees (ASCP Board Exam) 7 12 11 9 10
ASCP Board Exam Pass Rate 100% (7/7) 100% (12/12) 100% (11/11) 100% (9/9) 100% (10/10)

*Attrition Rate stats are defined as students who start the final year (Clinical Year) of the MLT program but did not graduate.

Program Accreditation

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

773.714.8886 (Fax)


Every state for which licensure or certification requirements are met by the program’s curriculum

  • AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY
  • Total of 38 states

Every state for which licensure or certification requirements are NOT met

  • CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MT, NV, NY, ND, RI, TN, WV, Puerto Rico (PR)
  • Total of 12 states + PR

Each state for which the institution has not made a determination as to whether the program’s curriculum does or does not meet licensure or certification requirements

  • Guam (GU) and Virgin Islands (VI)

Medical Lab Technician Careers

  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics
  • Veterinary Labs
  • Agricultural Labs
  • Chemical/Analytical Labs
  • Biodiesel/Ethanol Plants
Iowa Central Medical Laboratory Technician program graduates have earned a 100% board of certification pass rate for the last 5 years!

Contact Us

Josh Kraushaar
Program Director / Instructor / Advisor
Office: BHS-206
Shawna Schuler
Office: BHS-208
Sydney Suntken
Academic Advisor
Cindy Simpson
Compliance Coordinator
Office: AST-210B
John Hansen
Office: AST-210E

I have enjoyed meeting a lot of new friends and hanging out with them from other states or countries that come and learn at Iowa Central.

Ian Oliver
Criminal Justice
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