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 along with 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:

  • Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 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.

5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

Transfer Information

Students in the Medical Laboratory Technology program interested in continuing their education should contact a program advisor.

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
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Program Advisor

Amy Kapanka
Cedar Falls Center 101F
319-296-2329 ext.1357
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