Welcome to MLT at MCCC

Thank you for your interest in the Medical Laboratory Technology Program offered at Mercer County Community College. Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) is a field of professional study that will involve you in the exciting and challenging world of science and medicine. Laboratory professionals are vital members of the healthcare team. As an MLT, you will be performing diagnostic laboratory tests on medical specimens used in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health and disease.

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Our graduates have had great success both in career placement and on their performance on the national certification exams. The faculty and staff are committed and dedicated educators with extensive clinical experience who will guide and support you in achieving your academic and career goals.

This website contains information specific to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Mercer County Community College. We look forward to working with you as you pursue your goal of completing an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Medical Laboratory Technology.

Mission Statement:
The Medical Laboratory Technology Program sponsored by Mercer County Community College(MCCC) strives to provide a foundational clinical laboratory science curriculum and offer experiences that prepare students for success as entry-level medical laboratory technicians. The program provides the education and technical training to equip students to function competently and transition into an essential member of the healthcare community while encouraging life-long learning.

Program Goals and Learning Outcomes


To provide graduates that are qualified to work as entry-level medical laboratory technicians and are eligible to take national certification exams.

Learning outcome(s): MLT Students will:

  • Integrate knowledge learned and experienced in the disciplines of general education, mathematics, science, and medical laboratory science;
  • Achieve entry-level career competencies of a medical laboratory technician by testing biological samples using current technology to generate accurate, quality-assured laboratory results used for health and disease evaluations.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to assess and problem-solve laboratory data for patient diagnoses.
  • Complete the program and pass the national ASCP certification exam.


Students will apply professional and ethical behaviors along with interpersonal skills when communicating with colleagues and patients in the workplace.

Learning outcome: MLT students will:

  • Maintain familiarity with the profession’s code of ethics and consistently act within those standards during interactions with fellow classmates and working professionals in the clinical laboratory setting.
  • Describe the importance of continuing education in lifelong learning and in obtaining and maintaining professional credentialing.


Provide a quality educational program that is flexible to student needs and meets employer expectations.

Learning outcome(s): MLT Students will:

  • Demonstrate academic and technical competence in the professional courses of the curriculum through college and applied clinical education experiences.
  • Gain relevant professional employment within one year of graduation from the program.
  • (and their employers will) be satisfied with the training the student received in the MCCC MLT program


The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119.
Telephone: 847.939.3597
773.714.8886 (FAX)

The Standards of Accredited Programs for the Clinical laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician are available from the program coordinator’s office.

If needing to contact the MLT Program at MCCC directly, please call Program Coordinator Lisa Shave at 609-570-3387 or email her at shavel@mccc.edu.

For NAACLS Accreditation, please click on the NAACLS logo below.


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