Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology program teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to perform general tests in all laboratory areas, including blood banking, hematology, immunology, and microbiology. Working under the supervision of a medical technologist or pathologist, a medical laboratory technician hunts for clues to the absence, presence, extent, and causes of diseases. Students learn clinical laboratory techniques in addition to doing formal coursework in basic science and liberal arts.

Graduates are awarded an Associates in Applied Science degree and are eligible to take the national and state/regional examinations for licensure, which is required to practice in any state. A social security number is required in order to take exams and apply for licensure.

Academic Affiliate Program

Hawkeye has academic affiliate arrangements that allow students to complete the first two semesters of the Medical Laboratory Technology program at an academic affiliate college. Students then complete the rest of the program at Hawkeye.

Academic affiliate colleges for the Medical Laboratory Technician program include:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) - Mason City, Iowa
  • Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) - Calmar and Peosta, Iowa


This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Services (NAACLS), a non-profit organization that independently accredits clinical laboratory science programs.

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Program Outcomes

Hawkeye Medical Laboratory Technology program outcomes are defined by NAACLS and reported using a three-year average from 2012-2014.

  • Hawkeye Medical Laboratory Technology Placement Rate:  100%
    Employment in the laboratory field or pursuit of further education within 1 year of graduation

  • Hawkeye Medical Laboratory Technology Graduation Rate:  93%
    The percentage of students completing the program who started the final half of the program defined as the start of the fall semester in the second year.

  • Hawkeye Medical Laboratory Technology Certification Exam (ASCP-BOC MLT):  95%
    Percentage of students who pass the exam taken within 1 year of graduation.

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
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Student Success Specialist: Pre-Health

Kay Wenzel
Grundy Hall 285
319-296-2329 ext.1063
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Student Success Specialist: Health Science

Vic Palmer
Grundy Hall 140
319-296-2329 ext.1481
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Pre-Health Advisor

Heidi Hudson
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2329 ext.1079
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Program Advisor

Amy Kapanka
Cedar Falls Center 112
319-296-2329 ext.1357
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Dr. Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 173
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