Medical Lab Technology

Program Name: Medical Lab Technology I & II

Program Details: 1 Year, 4 High School Credits

Medical Laboratory Technician I (fall Semester) gives students an overview of the clinical lab, hematology, urinalysis, and clinical chemistry. Students gain foundational knowledge and skills appropriate for a variety of medical-related career paths in the field of medical laboratory technology. Students are introduced to diagnostic and therapeutic laboratory procedures that support medical practice and research, and investigate safety, quality assurance, and ethical concerns associated with the field of medical laboratory technology.

Medical Laboratory Technician II (Spring Semester) is a hands-on course. Students perform tests normally seen in the clinical setting as they build on the foundational knowledge and skills obtained in Medical Laboratory Technology I. The students will use the basic principles necessary to perform competently in the areas of clinical microbiology, immunohematology, and immunology/serology,coagulation/hemostasis, and molecular diagnostics. Competency includes performing the technique correctly, understanding the theory of the procedures, and interpreting the results. 

Core Skills:

  • Explore foundations of medical lab technician
  • Maintain a safe environment
  • Perform basic lab skills
  • Maintain quality assurance
  • Understand the basics of specimen collection, urinalysis, hematology, and body chemistry
  • Apply the principles of hemostasis and coagulation
  • Understand the basic principle of immunology and serology
  • Perform basic microbiology skills
  • Describe the opioid crisis
  • Examine key factors of drug addiction
  • Understand pain management protocols

Credential Opportunities:

Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Workplace Readiness Skills

Related Jobs:

Medical Assistant



Research Assistant

Clinical Laboratory Technician

Median Annual Income: $29,000- $55,000

Growth Rate: High

Business Partners:

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

Chesapeake Healthcare Center

Sentara Nursing Center

St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children

Chesapeake Pediatrics

Chesapeake Memory Care

Commonwealth Memory Care

Renaissance Pediatrics

Harmony at Oakbrooke

Chesapeake Place

Cedar Manor

Beth Shalom

Georgian Manor

Pediatric Specialists

Comfort Care