Medical Lab Technician Program

Iowa Central Medical Laboratory Technician program graduates have earned a 100% board of certification pass rate for the last 5 years!


Call Josh Kraushaar at 515-574-1334 or email to kraushaar@iowacentral.edu 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.

Medical Lab Technician Careers

  • Veterinary Labs
  • Medical Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Agricultural Testing Labs
  • Chemical Analytical Labs
  • Biodiesel/Ethanol Plants

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: https://www.iowacentral.edu/lastdollar 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.

Click here to view our latest MLT Program Graduation Rates, Certification Exam Pass Rates, and Graduate Employment Rates

Program Accreditation

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
801.621.7740

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

773.714.8880
773.714.8886 (Fax)
info@naacls.org

Coordinator/Advisor

Josh Kraushaar
Program Director / Instructor / Advisor
515-574-1334
kraushaar@iowacentral.edu
Raeann Dischler
Associate
Office: AST-201C
515-574-1309
dischler@iowacentral.edu
Shawna Schuler
Instructor
515-574-1333
schuler@iowacentral.edu
Lindsay Eslick
Compliance Coordinator
515-574-1320
eslick@iowacentral.edu